Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

video Top News

Minneapolis Black Lives Matter shooting a "hate crime": spokeswoman

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 01:31

Black Lives Matter says masked gunmen opened fire on an encampment protest site, shooting five protesters, including one who required surgery. The group is calling the shooting ''a planned hate crime and an act of terrorism against activists.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Black Lives Matter organizers in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Tuesday spoke out against the shooting of five people the day before near a city police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the killing of an unarmed black man by officers. a planned hate crime and an act of terrorism against activists "What happened last night was who had been occupying the 4th precinct, to demand justice for Jamar Clark, a black man shot and killed by the Minneapolis Police Department," Black Lives Matter Spokeswoman Misky Noor told reporters. She added that after the masked men had been asked to leave and were escorted from the area, the gunman opened fire on the protesters, injuring five, one of whom required surgery. Noor described the men as white supremacists. Minneapolis police say on they have arrested a 23-year-old white man in relation to the shooting. The police said in a statement that the suspect, who was not identified, was arrested in the Minneapolis suburb of Bloomington. Police earlier said they were looking for three white male suspects in the shooting late on Monday. It occurred a block from the police station where protests have been held since the fatal Nov. 15 shooting of Jamar Clark, 24, Minneapolis police said in a statement. None of the injuries in the Monday shooting were life-threatening and the wounded were taken to local hospitals. The Black Lives Matter Minneapolis group protesting Clark's killing said on its Facebook page that five unarmed protesters were shot by what it described as white supremacists who had been asked to leave the area and were followed out by protesters before they opened fire.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Minneapolis Black Lives Matter shooting a "hate crime": spokeswoman

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 01:31