Demonstrators Shot at Black Lives Matter Protest in Minneapolis

Five demonstrators were shot near a Black Lives Matter rally in Minneapolis on Monday. So far, two arrests have been made in connection with the attack.

nearby hospitals, and, according to NPR, police have confirmed that none of the victims’ injuries are life-threatening. One of those injured, however, was shot in the stomach and underwent surgery overnight.

Protesters set up a camp near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct in response to the recent shooting of Jamar Clark. Clark, a 24-year old black man, was shot in the head by police on Sunday, November 15 when police responded to a domestic violence call; he died in the hospital the following day after being taken off of life support.

Police claim that Clark, who had allegedly perpetrated the domestic assault, was interfering with the paramedics who were attending to his victim. Witnesses, however, say that Clark was already in handcuffs when he was shot by police. NBC News reports that the Minnesota’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the FBI are investigating Clark’s death.

Tensions have been high in Minneapolis since Clark’s shooting as protests erupted as soon as reports of the incident were issued. Dozens of demonstrators have been arrested since protests began.

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