Protesters hurled rocks and bricks at Minneapolis police Wednesday night as tension peaked following the killing of an unarmed black man over the weekend.
Jamar Clark, 24, was shot during a scuffle with police on Sunday. Authorities on Wednesday released the names of the two police officers involved — Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze — amid calls for justice for Clark and information about what led to his death.
Protesters have camped for days outside the police precinct, setting up tents and campfires. Their demonstrations turned violent as night fell, police told NBC affiliate KARE in Minneapolis. Officers used pepper spray to disperse crowds as their headquarters was surrounded.
Several officers were injured, and several squad cars were damaged, police told the Associated Press.