Organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement in Minneapolis said they plan to march today despite the shooting of five people during a demonstration that happened at 10:45 p.m. on November 23.
“Tonight, white supremacists attacked the #4thPrecinctShutDown in an act of domestic terrorism. We need you here tomorrow. We won’t be intimidated. Students are walking out. #Justice4Jamar March tomorrow 2pm,” Black Lives Matter Minneapolis said on Facebook.
Police said that the five victims shot, all black men ages 19 to 43, had no life-threatening injuries, and that the three suspects remain at large.
Miski Noor, a media contact for Black Lives Matter, told the Star Tribune that “a group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights.” Protestors tried to navigate the group away from these people and that is when Noor heard the shots.
Protesters have been demonstrating in front of the fourth precinct since the death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, who was shot by a police officer on November 15 and later died at the hospital. Clark was unarmed, and the U.S. Justice Department is investigating the shooting.
The New York Times reports:
"Police officers were overheard reviewing surveillance video and describing a masked white man pulling out a firearm. . . In accounts given on social media and to Ms. Noor, witnesses described the gunmen as three men, two white and one Asian, wearing masks and bulletproof vests."
Below are some tweets from last night's shooting.
Here's more information on today's protest in Minneapolis.
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