Minneapolis reacts to first death of black man at hands of police since George Floyd

Minneapolis reacts to first death of black man at hands of police since George Floyd
Scene of shooting (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – So far demonstrations are peaceful, maybe because police body cam footage was released and shows 22-year-old Dolal Idd firing the first shots. As the article notes, CAIR-Minnesota’s director is trying to stir the pot by claiming the footage is ‘inconclusive.’]

“I really am honored and glad to see so many of you coming out to this space right now,” said CAIR-Minnesota Director Jaylani Hussein.

On the same grounds where 23-year-old Dolal Idd was killed Wednesday night, demonstrators stood united and heartbroken, while demanding more answers amid cries for justice in his name.

“We’re going to demand for an investigation that is transparent, that is open to us so that we can see the full facts of what took place,” said Hussein.

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Idd was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop, which police say started with Idd shooting first, and newly released body cam video is what police are using to back those claims.

However, for those who gathered at Wednesday night’s vigil, what’s seen in the video isn’t enough to justify Idd’s death.

“We know that video was inconclusive,” said Hussein.

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