Posted: Apr 17, 2021 / 7:32 PM PDT
Updated: April 17, 2021 / 7:34 PM PDT
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Local activists marched in downtown Bakersfield on Saturday to protest the police killing of people of color in the United States after Daunte Wright was killed in Minnesota.
The 661 Voices Heard group marched to the Bakersfield Police Department in honor of Wright and in protest of the police brutality.
“We’re here to send a message that racism is stopping, it’s ending in Kern County … we’re no longer afraid,” said march organizer Julie Solis.
Former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter is charged with second degree manslaughter, what the former police chief called accidental shooting. Instead of using her taser, Potter fired a single shot from her gun at Wright while attempting to arrest him for an attempted armed robbery order.
The organizers hope the march will raise awareness of the case and the larger problem of police brutality.