Five Black Lives Matter protesters were injured outside of a Minneapolis Police precinct Tuesday night when gunmen opened fire into the crowd of 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 protest stems from the fatal police shooting of unarmed 24-year-old black man Jamar Clark. Details from the shooting have been sketchy, which have been hotly disputed between police and community NAACP members. Watch video from protest below.
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