Street Medics Patrol Brooklyn Center Protests

Street medics meet for a strategy session across the street from the Brooklyn Center Police Station during protests over the killing of Duante Wright who was shot by police. A time-honored practice developed during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement, street medics serve to provide first-aid to injured protesters. Official medics and ambulance crews¬† would often refuse to enter raucous and contentious protester encounters with police and so volunteers formed groups to step in to help and even take victims to a hospital. Most contemporary injuries are caused by police tear gas or the wounds caused by rubber bullets. (Photo by Twin Cities Almanac, April 2021).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *