5 Black Lives Matters Protesters Shot Monday Night

5 Black Lives Matters protesters were shot Monday night. The president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP has said “I am obviously appalled that white supremacists would open fire on non violent peaceful protesters.”
5 Black Lives Matters Protesters shot protesting death of Jamar Clark in Police Custody

5 Black Lives  Matters protesters were shot Monday night less than a block from  the  4th precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department. None of the injuries sustained were life threatening.

Witnesses report that a group of  what they say were ‘white supremacists’ showed up and tried to aggravate things at the scene of the protests. They were asked to leave and a group formed to follow them out. Suddenly they turned and  opened fire on the  group. Witness say there were 3 gunman, one wearing a mask.

Protesters have been peacefully  camped out less than a block away from the 4th precinct since the police shooting of  unarmed Jamar Clark on November 15. Witnesses to his shooting claim he was  in handcuffs when shot in the  head  by a  Minneapolis police officer. Protesters  have been demanding all related video footage  be released to the public.

The president of the  Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP, Nekima Levy-Pounds has said “I am obviously appalled that white supremacists would open fire on non violent peaceful protesters.”

Brother of Jamar Clark, Eddie Sutton, issued a statement from Clark’s family after the shooting.

“Thank you to the community for the incredible support you have shown for our family in this difficult time. We appreciate Black Lives Matter for holding it down and keeping the protests peaceful. But in light of tonight’s shootings, the family feels out of imminent concern for the safety of the occupiers, we must get the occupation of the 4th precinct ended and onto the next step.”

The shooting will not  deter the #BlackLivesMatters protesters who took to their facebook page Tuesday  morning to share news of the  shooting and invite people to  join them for a march at 2 p.m. today.

Keep up with their movement at https://www.facebook.com/BlackLivesMatterMinneapolis

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