Black Lives Matter Protesters Shot in Minnesota
A group of suspected white supremacists fired into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters who were rallying in response to the death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.
At least five people were wounded when the gunmen opened fire around 10:45 p.m. Monday at the city’s Fourth precinct.
All five victims were treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, according to police.
“A group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights,” Miski Noor, a Black Lives Matter activist said.
Another demonstrator said one of the three men wore a mask, and had been taunting protesters since early Monday. Police say the men, who were wearing bulletproof vest, opened fire on six activists who attempted to herd them away from the protest site.
A protester was shot in the stomach and later underwent surgery. The gunmen then fled the scene. Witnesses say police fired chemical irritant into the crowd, a claim city officials dispute.
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