Minneapolis BLM protestors demand answers in shooting of handcuffed and unarmed Jamar Clark.
Black Lives Matter activists in Minneapolis are looking for answers surrounding the shooting of Jamar Clark.
Clark, 24, was shot Sunday night by a police officer who has yet to be identified. Protests erupted when an eyewitness stated that Clark was unarmed and handcuffed “with his arms behind his back and lying on the ground” at the time of the shooting.
Kandace Montgomery, a BLM supporter, said in an interview with the Star Tribune, that the matters of the protests will not cease until specific demands are met.
“Mass media and police want us to believe that Jamar was at fault for this shooting,” she said in a statement. “But we know that’s not true because of the several matching eyewitness accounts that he was executed [as part of] the continued killings of unarmed Black people across this country.”
Activists have since blocked the main entrance to the police precinct in an encampment until the requested information is released including any police video that might have recorded the incident, the names of the officers released to the public, and a federal investigation into the shooting.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau maintains that Clark was not cuffed at the time of the shooting in a preliminary report but has placed two officers on administrative leave.
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