America’s race-related gun violence continues to spiral out of control, as a group of peaceful protesters were shot on Monday night, 23 November by a trio of unknown gunmen.
Five activists were injured in the Minneapolis attack, though the provocateurs are yet to be apprehended; with police stating they are searching for ‘three white men’.
The protest camp, situated by a neighbouring police station, was set up last week by black liberation organisation, #BlackLivesMatter. It was in response to the fatal police shooting of 24-year-old African-American, Jamar Clark.
Clark’s brother, Eddie Sutton, released a statement urging protesters to dismantle the camp “out of imminent concern for the safety of the occupiers”. However, #BlackLivesMatter has vowed to not be intimidated by the attack, and will continue to protest for the foreseeable future.
Although not confirmed by the Minneapolis Police Department, suspicions are arising, suggesting the onslaught was racially motivated. Eye witnesses have said they believe the gunmen were “white supremacists”, who had been asked to leave the area prior to the outbreak of gunfire.
Exact details are still cloudy regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of Jamar Clark, investigations continue whilst the officers involved are on leave.
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TNT News James Skipper