Although it is not completely clear, the five people shot appear to be Black Lives Matter folk, none of the injuries are life-threatening.
This story is still developing but the Black Lives Matter crew has already blown it into something else. There was an ongoing protest by the BLM at the 4th precinct in Minneapolis over the shooting of Jamar Clark. The BLM claims that that 3 masked ‘white supremacists’ who had been at their protest before now came wearing bullet proof vests and masks and shot them. This is what they told media and police, some media already running with the ‘white supremacist’ story. Media really should know at this point that they need to fact check everything that the BLM says.
The video, taken from a livestream at the protest, shows that the protesters surrounded this group of men, began questioning who they were, punched them and chased them prior to any shooting. We do not know that the group was white, and we do not know yet that they are the ones that did the shooting, since the only source for said information is the BLM.
In the Star Tribune, the protesters described this event as trying to ‘herd the group’ away from the protesters, although no one apparently asked the protesters-why are you doing that?
The BLM propaganda wagon is in full swing on this, but let’s see if facts will out…
Here’s more video. Here you can see the group of three people being surrounded by the BLM. You see on the left hand side of the action, it appears someone is being held and is trying to get out.
One member of the BLM turns back and tells the person with the camera to put the phone camera away, clearly not wanting it to capture what comes next.
— Matthew Schirber (@schirber) November 24, 2015
Here it is enlarged:
The BLM has been unable to get their story straight. First, they said three white men in masks and bullet proof vests, now they say two white people and an Asian man. Apparently white supremacists aren’t what they used to be, they’re taking in Asians now…
In accounts given on social media and to Ms. Noor, witnesses described the gunmen as three men, two white and one Asian, wearing masks and bulletproof vests.
Ms. Noor, who is seen in this video claimed she was one of the people ‘escorting’ the men away from the group. Which means the police should be having a talk with her about the assault on the men. Apparently the BLM, who are protesting in a public street near the police station feel it is their right to ‘escort people away’ and ‘kick out’ white people.
— AJ+ (@ajplus) November 24, 2015
There is no sound, but as you can see this is video taken from the perspective of the alleged ‘shooters’. You can see they are approached by the BLM and although the video is unclear, the video appears to support that they were attacked. You can also see that the story told above by Mickey Noor, the BLM woman in the above video, who said simply that she helped ‘escort the men away’ to their car is not a complete or true statement.
Police are now reporting that they have arrested two of the three men, and that one is Hispanic:
Minneapolis police said they arrested a 23-year-old white man in Bloomington at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday. A second shooting suspect, a 32-year-old Hispanic man, was arrested in south Minneapolis at 12:05 p.m., police said on Twitter. The search for other suspects continues.
Authorities are weighing whether to treat the shooting of five people protesting near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct Monday night as a hate crime, sources familiar with the investigation said Tuesday morning.