Sport Baseball-Minnesota Twins postpone game, citing 'tragic events' in Brooklyn Center

22:35  12 april  2021
22:35  12 april  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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(Reuters) -The Minnesota Twins said they had postponed Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox following the fatal police shooting of a 20-year-old Black man in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center.

"Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interests of our fans, staff, players and community to not play today's game," the team said in a written statement.

The shooting on Sunday of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop prompted protests through early Monday morning in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.

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Video: City, state leaders react to shooting of a Black man in Brooklyn Center (KARE-TV Minneapolis-St. Paul)

The city's police chief said on Monday the shooting appeared to be an "accidental discharge" after the officer drew her gun instead of her Taser during a struggle.

(Reporting by Amy TenneryEditing by Chizu Nomiyama)

Minnesota's Twin Cities are once again the national flashpoint over race and policing .
The outcry over the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright has been eerily similar to protests that followed the deaths of George Floyd and other Black men killed in police encounters in and around Minneapolis.People in Minneapolis were already bracing for potential unrest over the trial of Derek Chauvin when a police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright about 10 miles away in the suburb of Brooklyn Center. Within days it became a new national flashpoint, as America continues to reckon with racial injustice and police accountability.

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