PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — In Philadelphia, dozens marched and demanded justice for Duante Wright on Tuesday night. The large group rallied at City Hall before taking their message to the streets in Center City.
Philadelphia police monitored the protesters to make sure their march was peaceful.READ MORE: United States FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine For Use In Children Ages 12-15
Protesters say they want to be heard.
“If you have a conscience I think you should come and protest. The Black man should not have been shot, there’s absolutely no logic behind it and it’s just gut-wrenching to see it over and over again,” one protester said.
Police did not report any problems.
After stopping Wright for the expired license plates, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police tried to arrest him on an outstanding warrant. The warrant was for his failure to appear in court on charges that he fled from officers and possessed a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police in June.READ MORE: Community Recalls Memories At Historic St. Leo's Church In Tacony As Fire Crews Work To Determine What Caused Blaze
Body camera footage released Monday shows Wright struggling with police when Potter shouts, “I’ll Tase you! I’ll Tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!” She draws her weapon after the man breaks free from police outside his car and gets back behind the wheel.
After firing a single shot from her handgun, the car speeds away, and Potter says, “Holy (expletive)! I shot him.”
Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the medical examiner.
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