A group of white supremacists opened fire on an encampment of Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis on Monday night, according to witnesses. Five protesters were shot and sustained injuries.
The police are seeking three white male suspects. They were reportedly “wearing masks and bulletproof vests.”
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
“I am obviously appalled that white supremacists would open fire on nonviolent, peaceful protesters,” Nekima Levy-Pounds, president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP, said from the site of the shootings.
— Lorena de la Cuesta (@LorenadlaCuesta) November 24, 2015
The encampment was in response to the shooting of of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, who was fatally shot by the police on November 15.
The New York Times reports that some witnesses claimed “they had been sprayed with Mace by the police following the shooting.”