Photo by Tony Webster
Black Lives Matter protesters have been “occupying” the 4th precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department since an altercation on Sunday, November 15th, which left Jamar Clark, a black man, fatally shot.
Late Monday night, social media began to trend with accounts of an active shooting at the sight of the occupation. A sample of posts follows. Follow #Justice4Jamar and PJ Media for additional updates.
— Joshua (@talesofapisces) November 24, 2015
— WomenForSurvival (@WMN4SRVL) November 24, 2015
— Great Nagging Shark™ (@colocha_rachel) November 24, 2015
— Alexandra Vagac (@Alley_Cat808) November 24, 2015
— TC (@tchop_stl) November 24, 2015
We’ve been kicking out white men that no one could vouch for daily. This really could’ve been any of us. #4thPrecinctShutDown
— Ali (@AfrikaAF) November 24, 2015
Update: The Minneapolis Star Tribune has a report on the developing situation. They write:
Three protesters were shot Monday night near the Black Lives Matter encampment at the 4th Precinct police station in north Minneapolis.
According to Miski Noor, a media contact for Black Lives Matter, “a group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights.”
When protesters attempted to herd the group away from the area, Noor said, they “opened fire on about 6 protesters,” hitting three of them. The shootings occurred near an alley about a block away from the precinct station.
Much confusion ensued, with the attackers fleeing. No arrests had been made by midnight Monday.
How the shooters were identified as “white supremacists” remains unclear.