Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, arrested 12 people Sunday after a third night of demonstrations in response to the death of Daunte Wright turned violent, as crowds sweeping across downtown vandalized stores, set fires and threw eggs and other projectiles at officers.
At approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday, a large crowd of protesters began marching throughout downtown Raleigh, the Raleigh Police Department said in a statement. Soon thereafter, members of the crowd began impeding traffic, throwing items, damaging property and setting several small fires.
Due to these illegal activities, Raleigh Police Department declared the assembly unlawful at 8:16 p.m. and ordered the crowd to disperse. After making the announcement numerous times and “providing them ample opportunity to voluntarily comply,” officers arrested 12 individuals, the department said.
Jonathan Spencer Copes, 22, was charged with failure to…