Deona Marie

A few candles and flowers remain at the memorial for Deona Knajdek a week after the space was cleared by private security contractors. Knajdek was killed while protesting the law enforcement shooting death of Winston Smith 10 days prior when a car dove through barricades put in place by protesters.

07/22/21 Lake & Girard

A few candles and flowers remain at the memorial for Deona Knajdek a week after the space was cleared by private security contractors. Knajdek was killed while protesting the law enforcement shooting death of Winston Smith 10 days prior when a car dove through barricades put in place by protesters.

A sign reading "Paramilitary contractors accountable to no one are running around uptown now." with "They assaulted someone last night." added to the bottom. The sign was seen after a private security company cleared and started to patrol the Winston Smith and Deona Marie Memorial sites.

07/16/21 Uptown Minneapolis

A sign reading “Paramilitary contractors accountable to no one are running around uptown now.” with “They assaulted someone last night.” added to the bottom. The sign was seen after a private security company cleared and started to patrol the Winston Smith and Deona Marie Memorial sites.

Private security clears out the Winston Smith and Deona Marie memorial in Uptown Minneapolis. Some of the contractors were carrying restraint zip ties while being armed with military fatigue. The space had been a protest zone after law enforcement killed Winston Smith on June 3rd. Deona Marie was killed 10 days later when a man drove through barricades into the protesters.

07/14/21 Lake & Girard

Private security clears out the Winston Smith and Deona Marie memorial in Uptown Minneapolis. Some of the contractors were carrying restraint zip ties while being armed with military fatigue. The space had been a protest zone after law enforcement killed Winston Smith on June 3rd. Deona Marie was killed 10 days later when a man drove through barricades into the protesters.