Daunte Wright Protester Bashes Joe Biden for Failing Black Community: You Said, 'You Got Our Back'

An unidentified Daunte Wright protester strongly condemned Joe Biden over the weekend for allegedly failing to fulfil his campaign promise to help the Black community.

On Saturday night, demonstrators gathered outside the police department in the city of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, for a seventh night of protests against police brutality and systemic racism following the police killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright.

In a video shared to Twitter in the early hours of Sunday morning, a Black protester accused Biden of failing the Black community after promising to enact change during his 2020 campaign.

"This is addressed to our president, Joe Biden," the protester said. "You said that if we elect you into office, you got our back. You said, 'Black community, you have my back, I got your back.' Then you just said about a month ago that you're gonna build the country from the bottom up, from the middle out. That includes Negroes. You know what I'm saying?"

"This...is addressed to our President, @JoeBiden. You said that if we get you into office–we elect you into office–you got our back. You said, "Black community, I got your back. You had my back, I got your back."– #DaunteWright protester on Biden not following through w/ promises pic.twitter.com/hDTFUOcKeJ

— Status Coup News (@StatusCoup) April 18, 2021

The protester went on to question why the federal government has failed to "take care" of the Black community, but could provide financial assistance to Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

"I have a real problem that the government just out of nowhere, like a magic trick, just printed $6.08 trillion for a pandemic," he said. "You mean to tell me we can't take care of the Negro people in this country. You mean to tell me we can't get them all the resources we need to help build our community? To have a safer, better community for our kids?"

He continued: "We want opportunities instead of welfare ... We don't want government handouts. We want to be independent. We want to start our own businesses. We want to be able to raise our family and build generational wealth."

The protester said that Black Lives Matter demonstrators are "out here fighting for a lot of reasons," before urging other Americans to join them in calling for justice.

"We out here fighting for all the stolen lives, all the Black men who lost their lives to this crooked fascist ass, Nazi ass police force," he said. "We tired! The game is over. We out here. I want everybody out here in the streets. We have the right to assemble. We have the right to protest."

He added: "It's about community. Because if we don't fight for something, our country's gonna fall, I guarantee you. We're going to go back into that stage where we're gonna turn into a failed state."

The death of Wright has further fueled the nationwide reckoning and protests across the country against systemic racism and police brutality, sparked by George Floyd's death in police custody on May 25, 2020.

Newsweek reached out to the White House for comment. This story will be updated with any response.

Daunte Wright protesters march in Colorado
People march through Larimer Square as they protest the deaths of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo on April 17, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images