(CNN)Police in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center declared protests to be an unlawful assembly Tuesday evening as demonstrations over the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright continued for a third consecutive night.
Protests were peaceful late Tuesday afternoon, but as the sun set chaos erupted at the Brooklyn Center police station. Officers used pepper spray and fired flash bombs at protesters. Water bottles and other projectiles were thrown at officers in riot gear.
A 10 p.m. CT (11 p.m. ET) a curfew was in effect for Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis and St. Paul, according to a tweet from Minnesota’s Operation Safety Net, a coalition of law enforcement agencies. Several hundred protesters began gathering earlier Tuesday, marching from the Brooklyn Center police station to an FBI satellite office.
However, the curfew for Brooklyn Center went into effect earlier, according to screen shots of emergency alerts issued to people in the area of the police department. Public safety officials have issued multiple dispersal orders and declared an unlawful assembly.
Protesters were seen scaling a fence outside of the FBI office, holding a banner reading “Justice for Daunte Wright.” Members of the National Guard were on the ground in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Wright’s death, and Monday’s release of body camera footage from the officer who shot Wright, have triggered raw emotion and protests in Brooklyn Center, just 10 miles from where the trial of Derek Chauvin — the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd last year — is taking place. About 40 arrests were made Monday night, Minnesota State Patrol Col. Matt Langer said early Tuesday.
“Law enforcement officers are arresting people who have ignored dispersal orders in the area near Brooklyn Center Police Department. Leave the area,” Operation Safety Net tweeted.
The continued protests come the same day Kim Potter, the police officer who shot and killed Wright, and Police Chief Tim Gannon submitted a resignation letter.
However, Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott — who earlier told CBS he wanted to fire Potter — said Tuesday afternoon he has not yet accepted Potter’s resignation.
“We’re doing our internal process to make sure that we are being accountable to the steps that we need to take,” Elliott told reporters.
State authorities say Potter fatally shot Wright on Sunday during a traffic stop. Gannon told reporters Monday that Potter appeared to mistake her gun for her Taser during the shooting.
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