White Supremacist Shoots Police Brutality Protesters in Minneapolis

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Late Monday night, five police brutality protesters were shot by white supremacists who had been terrorizing an encampment at the Fourth Precinct police station in north Minneapolis.
Police say that those who were shot had non-life-threatening injuries, according to police spokesman John Elder. But some of the live tweets from the scene of the pro-police brutality act of terrorism tell of serious injuries sustained.

A media contact for Black Lives Matter, Miski Noor stated that “a group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights.”

Dana Jaehnert, had been at the protest site since early evening. She explained that at least one counter-demonstrator had a mask on. This fits with images (pictured above) from a video uploaded by white supremacists in the area, just days ago – where they threatened anti-police brutality protesters with Black Lives Matter.

VIDEO: Last night 2 white supremacists, one carrying a pistol, showed up to our peaceful protest at the 4th precinct.After community members on livestream started questioning them they left without incident, then we later found a video of them en route to the protest brandishing a pistol and making comments including “stay white” and justifying the killing of Jamar Clark.It has come to our attention that members of this group plan on returning tonight to our candlelight vigil at 4:30, some may come armed. [See: http://pastebin.com/FkA1B2rq]They say they will be wearing the “4 of clubs” to identify one another, so watch for this badge or patch on their clothing.In the era of white supremacist terrorism against people of color across the U.S., we refuse to be intimidated by hate groups. We call on our supporters to join us tonight to continue to demand #Justice4Jamar and an end to violence against our community, whether by white supremacist citizens, or white supremacist Police like MPD union president Bob Kroll.
Posted by Black Lives Matter Minneapolis on Friday, November 20, 2015

Noor said the racist, pro-police brutality terrorists “opened fire on about six protesters,” hitting five protesters at approximately 10:45 p.m. – about a block north of the precinct station.
By midnight Monday night, police had not made any arrests, even though this occurred right by the police station.
Additionally, it took 15 minutes for an ambulance to arrive.

Jie Wronski-Riley described the scene as “really chaotic, really fast.”
Nekima Levy-Pounds, president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP, said “I am obviously appalled that white supremacists would open fire on nonviolent, peaceful protesters.”
Protesters at the station are taking a stand against the fatal police shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark back on November 15.
Eddie Sutton, Jamar’s brother, released the following statement early Tuesday morning as an official response to the shootings:
“Thank you to the community for the incredible support you have shown for our family in this difficult time. We appreciate Black Lives Matter for holding it down and keeping the protests peaceful. But in light of tonight’s shootings, the family feels out of imminent concern for the safety of the occupiers, we must get the occupation of the 4th precinct ended and onto the next step.”
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(Article by Shante Wooten and M. David)