Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of downtown Minneapolis Saturday demanding justice in the fatal police shooting of a young Black man.
Amir Locke was shot and killed by police who were executing a “no-knock” search warrant on an apartment last week.
This allows law enforcement to enter private property without first alerting occupants or announcing their presence.
The peaceful crowd chanted Locke’s name and the slogan “no justice, no peace.”
Protesters rallied at Government Plaza three days after Locke, who was 22, was shot on his couch.
Police released video footage from the raid a day after the killing.
It showed Locke was holding a gun as he twisted beneath a blanket on his sofa after being roused by officers.
The no-knock warrant was issued in connection to a homicide investigation.
Locke was not named in the warrant.
Minneapolis police have acknowledged it was unclear how or whether he was connected to that investigation.