Dozens march in Center City in protest of the killing of Daunte Wright by police

Protesters gathered at the Art Museum on April 17, 2021 after police shot and killed Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.(NBC10)

Protesters gathered at the Art Museum on April 17, 2021 after police shot and killed Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.(NBC10)

Dozens of demonstrators marched through the streets of Philadelphia in protest of the deadly police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis last week.

The crowd walked across Center City and eventually ended up at City Hall Saturday evening. The march was peaceful and no streets were blocked, police said.

The protest was just one of many happening across the country amid Wright’s death and as the trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin nears its conclusion next week.

Amid the possible civil unrest expected, the city announced it would deploy more police officers, as well as 1,000 National Guard members across downtown to prevent last year’s mistakes from happening all over again.

Some businesses across the city could also be seen boarding up their windows to prevent any possible looting taking.

Wright, died last Sunday after being shot by police in a Minneapolis suburb during a traffic stop.

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