Daunte Wright

Hundreds March in Center City to Protest Deadly Police Shooting of Daunte Wright

The crowd gathered in Center City Tuesday night.

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Around 200 people are marching through Philadelphia to protest the deadly police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota. 

The crowd gathered at City Hall and then walked through Center City Tuesday night. The march was peaceful with no reports of altercations or arrests. Philadelphia police officers followed the crowd to monitor the situation.

"Daunte Wright could have been any of us," Joshua Katamba, one of the protesters, told NBC10. "It could have been you. It could have been me. He deserved to live. It was a needless death and what happened was so uncalled for."

The protest was one of many that have taken place across the country following Wright’s death on Sunday. The 20-year-old African American man was fatally shot by Officer Kim Potter during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. 

Both Potter and the Brooklyn Center police chief Tim Gannon resigned after body camera footage of the incident was released. 

Gannon said he believed Potter mistakenly grabbed her gun when she was going for her Taser. She can be heard on her body camera video shouting “Taser! Taser!” More coverage on the shooting, investigation and nationwide reactions can be found here.

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