#4thprecinctshutdown – Photostory And Updates From The Occupation

IN PHOTOS: 4thprecinctshutdown, Minneapolis

Photos by Tay Griffin
Activists from Black Lives Matter and other protestors at the #4thPrecinctShutDown have reported that white supremacists came to the protest, and shot 4 (possibly 5) activists after being asked to leave. Two of the wounded left on their own, fearing what the police may do to them.
Updates below.

Update: 12/01:


Take note. The following community “leaders” are giving political cover to police to violently attack peaceful protestors yet again, and are more concerned with ending the ‪#‎4thPrecinctShutDown‬ than ensuring ‪#‎Justice4Jamar‬.

Absolutely shameful. We see you:

Alfred Babington-Johnson
Steve Belton, Interim President and CEO, Minneapolis Urban League
Tawanna A. Black
Jackie Cherryhomes, former Minneapolis City Council President and 5th Ward resident
Gary Cunningham, President and CEO, Meda and Council Member, District 7, Metropolitan Council
United States Representative Keith Ellison
Jeffrey Hassan, Executive Director, African American Leadership Forum
Betsy Hodges, Mayor, City of Minneapolis
Barbara Johnson, City Council President and City Council Member, 4th Ward, City of Minneapolis
Jerry McAfee, New Salem Baptist Church
Cora McCorvey, Executive Director/CEO, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority
Jonathan Palmer, Executive Director, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and Chair, Cleveland Neighborhood Association Board
Trahern Pollard, community activistBilly G. Russell, Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Don Samuels, Director, Board of Education, Minneapolis Public Schools and former Minneapolis City Council Member, 5th Ward
Sondra Samuels, President and CEO, Northside Achievement Zone
Clayton Tyler, Chair, Board of Commissioners, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and 5th Ward resident
Blong Yang, City Council Member, 5th Ward, City of Minneapolis
Yvonne Cheek, Millennium Consulting Group
Bishop Richard D. Howell, Jr. Shiloh Temple International Ministries
Kevin Lindsey, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Sharon Sayles Belton, Former Mayor, City of Minneapolis, former City Council President, former 8th Ward Council Member”


Update 11/30:

URGENT: We are expecting a raid on the ‪#‎4thPrecinctShutDown‬ imminently. Make sure to text @blacklives to 23559 to get emergency text alerts if a raid occurs. Please help spread the word.

You can also join by clicking here: https://cel.ly/c/blacklives

Update 11/24, 3:45 PM:
Over 1000 people are marching in Minneapolis. Watch LIVE via Unicorn Riot:

Happening Now – About a thousand people rally in MinneapolisActivists Shot By White Supremacists in Minneapolis at the…

Posted by Revolution News on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Update 11/24, 1:25 PM: Police say they have arrested 2/3 of the people responsible for the #4thPrecinctShutDown shooting, click here for more detail.

Meanwhile, activists are holding a press conference before their march.


Update 11/24, 11:30 PM: Black Lives Matter Minneapolis will have a press conference at 1:00 PM CST, and hold a march at 2:00 PM CST:

Other updates from BLM:

Update 11/24, 2:17 AM: Current situation:

Update 11/24, 1:50 AM: All 5 protestors who were shot are reportedly in stable condition:

Activists released a video of protestors asking the white supremacists to leave just before the shooting.

Black Lives Matter reported that the shooters were wearing the same ski masks as police, and earlier reported that officers just stood by as the attack happened.


Police scanner audio confirming the incident has become available:

Activist @micamaryjane has been on the ground throughout the entire shut down, and tweeted scenes of the aftermath, as well as some very disturbing information:

She is also tweeting information on the protestors who were shot:


Some activists are speculating that the shooters may be the same white supremacists who harassed the protest earlier in the week:

VIDEO: Last night 2 white supremacists, one carrying a pistol, showed up to our peaceful protest at the 4th precinct.After community members on livestream started questioning them they left without incident, then we later found a video of them en route to the protest brandishing a pistol and making comments including “stay white” and justifying the killing of Jamar Clark.It has come to our attention that members of this group plan on returning tonight to our candlelight vigil at 4:30, some may come armed. [See: http://pastebin.com/FkA1B2rq]They say they will be wearing the “4 of clubs” to identify one another, so watch for this badge or patch on their clothing.In the era of white supremacist terrorism against people of color across the U.S., we refuse to be intimidated by hate groups. We call on our supporters to join us tonight to continue to demand #Justice4Jamar and an end to violence against our community, whether by white supremacist citizens, or white supremacist Police like MPD union president Bob Kroll.

Posted by Black Lives Matter Minneapolis on Friday, November 20, 2015

In solidarity with Black Lives Matter and all victims of white supremacy in the United States of Amerika.


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