The Equity Club at Lakes International Language Academy held a candlelight vigil at Lakeside Memorial Park on Tuesday, April 13 to honor Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man shot by Kim Potter, a former police officer in Brooklyn Center on Sunday, April 11. Potter resigned and was later charged with second degree manslaughter. The vigil also allowed gatherers to speak on the topic of racial reconciliation against the backdrop of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted on Tuesday, April 20 of the killing of George Floyd last spring. The gathering garnered roughly 40 people, mostly students and teachers from LILA, but also included other Forest Lake residents, and students and at least one teacher from the Forest Lake Area School District.

Hannah Davis is the Area Editor at the Forest Lake Times. You can contact her at hannah.davis@ecm-inc.com or (763)233-0709

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