The mother of Daunte Wright, a young African-American man killed on April 11 by a white policewoman during a traffic check at Brooklyn Center, lamented Thursday during his son’s funeral in Minnesota, USA.
“It is my son who should bury me. (…) I never imagined that I would be here. Roles should be completely reversed“He said through tears Katie Wright. As reported by the chain “Telemundo”, The statements were made while being consoled by the father of young Audrey Wright.
A lot of people with face masks by the coronavirus, including anti-racism leaders and Washington legislators, joined the family at Shiloh Temple International Ministries (Minneapolis) to fire the young man who leaves a 2-year-old son.
The ceremony took place just two days after the ruling in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the white policeman convicted of the murder of George Floyd in the same city last year.
Daunte Wright’s funeral at the Shiloh Temple International Ministries, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, on April 22, 2021. (EFE / EPA / CRAIG LASSIG). (CRAIG LASSIG /)
The priest Al Sharpton, a figure in the fight for civil rights, delivered the funeral oration, as he had already done for George Floyd, whose family was in the room this Thursday.
“We have to raise our voices when there is an injustice“, throne Al Sharpton during his speech.
Families of other African-American citizens killed by police also attended Thursday’s ceremony. Mothers of Philando Castile (died 2016, Minneapolis) and Eric Garner (died 2014, New York) were seen giving support to those affected.
Wright will rest at Lakewood Cemetery.
Damik Bryant touches his brother Daunte Wright’s casket as he wheeled out after funeral services at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis, Thursday, April 22, 2021. (Globe Live Media / John Minchillo) (John Minchillo /)
Protests for his death
The death of Daunte Wright, which occurred while the trial against Derek Chauvin sparked several nights of protests at the Brooklyn Center, where the tragedy took place.
Gathered in front of the police station of this city located about ten kilometers from Minneapolis, several hundred people cried out their anger for seven consecutive nights.
Sometimes marked by violence, the demonstrations were suppressed by the police with pepper spray and stun grenades and even charging with batons against protesters who violated the curfew.
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