The Minnesota National Guard said it would double its presence in Brooklyn Center on April 12, in response to protests following the death of Daunte Wright.
In a press conference on Monday, a spokesman for the National Guard said personnel would increase from 500 to more than 1,000 in the area.
This footage, posted on Facebook by Jasmine Booker, shows a large National Guard presence gathered at a car park in Brooklyn Center.
Demonstrations began after a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop on April 11. Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as an “accidental discharge”, saying to reporters that the officer in question drew a hand gun instead of a Taser. Credit: Jasmine Booker via Storyful