Jamar Clark is the black man who was killed by Minneapolis police earlier this month. Black Lives Matter activists and local justice advocates have been protesting outside the Fourth Precinct police station in north Minneapolis, demanding accountability for the deadly shooting.
Late last night, three white men opened fire on the protesters, shooting five people, all of whom are hospitalized with injuries but alive:
Miski Noor, a media contact for Black Lives Matter, said "a group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights."This is white supremacy. This is eliminationism. This is terrorism.
One of the three counterdemonstrators [sic] wore a mask, said Dana Jaehnert, who had been at the protest site since early evening.
When about a dozen protesters attempted to herd the group away from the area, Noor said, they "opened fire on about six protesters," hitting five of them.
...The attackers fled. No arrests had been made by midnight Monday. Police said via their Twitter feed that they are searching for three white male suspects.
The gunshot victims were taken to North Memorial Medical Center and Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), deputy police chief Medaria Arradondo said at the scene.
A person at the scene said one of the victims had been shot in the stomach, and was undergoing surgery overnight at HCMC.
Jie Wronski-Riley said angry protesters moved the counter-demonstrators away from the encampment at the police station. Wronski-Riley heard what sounded like firecrackers and thought, "surely they're not shooting human beings." Two young black men on either side of him were hit, one in the back and leg, the other in the arm.
At least two of the three men who had been taunting protesters were firing guns, said Wronski-Riley, who described the incident as "really chaotic, really fast."
"I am obviously appalled that white supremacists would open fire on nonviolent, peaceful protesters," said Nekima Levy-Pounds, president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP, who returned to the site after the shootings.
While Republican presidential candidates caterwaul alarmist nonsense about terrorist refugees, there is actual terrorism being committed against black people in the United States by white supremacists.
But they don't care about the violence perpetrated by white men with guns. After all, that's their key constituency.