Tension is still high in Minneapolis.
A woman died and three people were injured Sunday night when a car drove into a group of protesters protesting the death of a black man killed by police in Minneapolis, law enforcement said Monday.
The driver, a white man, was pulled out of his vehicle by protesters who blocked him while awaiting the arrival of police, according to images posted on social media and a police statement.
A protester was transported in critical condition to a local hospital where she died.
Three other people sustained minor injuries.
The driver may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident, investigators said.
"Protesters pulled the suspect from the vehicle and, according to witness reports, started beating the driver," police said in a statement early Monday.
"The officers arrived and took charge of the driver."
A major crash happened in Minneapolis involving a car and street protesters.
One protesting reportedly died.
The driver was pulled out and assaulted by the crowd before being taken into police custody.
- Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 14, 2021
Another suspicious death
Demonstrators were gathered to protest the death of Winston Smith Jr., an African-American who was shot and killed on June 3 during his arrest by a team of the US Marshals.
Police say Winston Smith Jr. was killed in a shootout, and a pistol and cartridge cases were found in his car.
This version is however contradicted by the passenger of the car who affirms, according to his lawyers, that he was not armed.
The metropolis in the north of the country has been under tension since the death of George Floyd in late May 2020, an African-American suffocated below the knee of a white police officer during his arrest.
His murder sparked historic anger against racism and police violence in the United States.
Police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in April and will face his sentence on June 25. During his trial, the death of a young black man killed by a white policewoman during a traffic stop in the suburbs of Minneapolis had contributed to further strain the relationship between the police of the city and the Afro community. -american.