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Protesters march from Cambridge to Boston, demanding justice for Daunte Wright

“We are seeking a complete reimagining and reform of public safety, both here and nationally."

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff
Demonstrators marched down Massachusetts Avenue demanding justice for Daunte Wright.
MIT student David Morgan kneels in prayer during a Justice for Daunte Wright rally in Cambridge Sunday. —Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

More than a hundred protesters marched from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge to Boston Common, calling for justice for Daunte Wright on Sunday, a week after the 20-year-old Black man was killed by a police officer in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center.

Corban Swain, a graduate student at MIT and one of the event’s organizers, said he hoped to bridge the gap between the student and activist communities and provide a space for spiritual healing during the event, which lasted more than two hours. “We are seeking a complete reimagining and reform of public safety, both here and nationally,” Swain said.

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Wright, a young father, was pulled over for a minor traffic violation on April 11. Officials said the officer who shot Wright, Kim Potter, meant to fire her Taser, not her gun, while attempting to arrest Wright on an outstanding warrant. Protesters wore black and held signs that said, “No Justice, No Peace,” as they gathered in front of MIT’s main entrance at 77 Massachusetts Ave.

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