Five people were reportedly shot during a Black Lives Matter protest at a police station in Minneapolis Monday.
Black Lives Matter media contact Miski Noor told The Star Tribune “a group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights.”
When the activists tried to get the unidentified men to leave, Noor added they “opened fire on about six protesters” and fled. At least one of them was wearing a mask.
The victims were taken to a nearby hospital where they are receiving treatment for their injuries.
The violence occurred a block away from the site where Black Lives Matter activists have been protesting the police killing of unarmed black 24-year-old Jamar Clark for a week. Witnesses of the incident claim Clark was unarmed, handcuffed and lying on the ground when he was shot.
The hashtag #4thPrecinctShutDown started trending on social media as soon as reports of the shooting emerged with many users calling it a “white supremacist terrorist attack.”
My local news reported the #4thPrecinctShutDown without mentioning white supremacists & without mentioning police complacency.— Black Wallstreet (@AfroPower1) November 24, 2015
"Terrorism" seems to depend not on the atrocity scale or means. But simply on skin color of perps & victims. #4thPrecinctShutDown— Anat Shenker-Osorio (@anatosaurus) November 24, 2015
5 people shot near the #4thPrecinctShutDown by white supremacists wearing face masks and kevlar vests... but that's not terrorism? Oh.— KNINE (@KNINE_) November 24, 2015
Meanwhile, the police are looking for three white males believed to have been involved in the shootings.
5 people shot near 4th PCT, transported to hospital w/ non-life threatening injuries. OFCs searching for 3 white male suspects.— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) November 24, 2015