Mr Wright, an unarmed 20-year-old Black man and a father of a 2-year-old, was fatally shot by officer Kim Potter during a traffic stop last week, where authorities say she mistakenly fired her gun thinking it was her Taser. She has since resigned and been charged with manslaughter.
Further protests have been seen in the US this week following the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who was killed by police after lunging at two people with a knife on Tuesday.
Following protests on outside of the Columbus police headquarters on Tuesday, around 100 demonstrators then took to the streets of the city on Wednesday, with many chanting: “Say her name. Ma’Khia Bryant.”
Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon was placed on leave after shooting the teenager. The Daily Beast reported that he previously received a marksman badge with a M4 Carbine rifle.
Meanwhile, heavily armed members of the Minnesota Freedom Fighters, a militia group, stood guard outside of the public viewing of Daunte Wright on Wednesday, ahead of his funeral on Thursday.
Hundreds of mourners visited Shiloh Temple in Minneapolis on Wednesday to view Mr Wright’s body while it lay in a white, open casket that was covered in red roses.
The Minnesota Freedom Fighters, which is a self-described elite security unit, was set up last summer during protests that followed the death of unarmed Black man George Floyd.
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