5 Black Lives Matter Demonstrators Shot By White Supremacists In Minneapolis
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Five people were injured outside of a Minneapolis Police precinct Tuesday night when gunmen opened fire into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters. According to reports from The Minneapolis Star Tribune, shots rang out roughly a block from the building, and police are currently searching for "three white male suspects."
“A group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights," Miski Noor of Black Lives Matter told the paper. From there, approximately a dozen protesters attempted to herd the racists away from the main demonstrations, at which point shots rang out. "The person right next to me on my left went down. The person on my right went down," one demonstrator told the Tribune just after the incident. Victims were taken to local hospitals, and at least one underwent emergency surgery
The crowd had been protesting the fatal police shooting of unarmed 24-year-old black man Jamar Clark, the circumstances of which have been hotly disputed by police and community NAACP members. “I am obviously appalled that white supremacists would open fire on nonviolent, peaceful protesters,” local NAACP president Nekima Levy-Pounds told the Tribune. Watch videos from the scene below.
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