White supremacists blamed for shooting at Black Lives Matter protest

UPDATE: Email evidence has surfaced that white supremacists planned the confrontation. One arrest has been made so far. Read more: Emails reveal racists plotted confrontation with Black Lives Matters activists days before shooting

Five people were shot last night near the site of a protest organized by the Black Lives Matter movement over the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer.

Witnesses at the scene told news media that the shooters were white supremacists and were hanging around the rally. Protesters say they asked the alleged white supremacists, who were reportedly wearing masks, to leave, but the men came back a short time later and fired six shots at the crowd.

Later, the brother of the police shooting victim called for the protest to end, because of the shooting.

The protests are over the police shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark. Some people who said they saw the shooting claim Clark was handcuffed when he was shot.

Protesters, including members of Black Lives Matter and Clark’s family, have been calling for investigators to release video of the shooting. They have been refusing to leave until the video is made public.

Source: Several protesters shot near Minneapolis police station – CBS News


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