Were the gun packing white terrorists working for the cops - Or were they merely encouraged by the support for anti-protester violence voiced by Donald Trump?
|Victims of Trump and his white supremacist followers receive first aid from first responders.|
By Alex Baumhardt, Lindsey Bever and Michael E. Miller
Simmering racial tensions boiled over yet again when several men shot five people here who had been protesting the recent police killing of an African American man in Minneapolis. Police said late Tuesday morning that they had arrested one suspect and were still seeking additional suspects in connection with the incident.
The previous night, police said five people suffered non-life-threatening gunshot injuries when at least one person opened fire in the crowd. At the time, police were searching for “3 white male suspects” who fled the scene, police said on social media. Police said Tuesday the suspect, a 23-year-old white man, was arrested in nearby Bloomington. He was not immediately identified, but police said his name would be released after he is charged.
A police spokesman confirmed to The Washington Post that those shot had been protesting outside the police station before the incident.RELATED STORY: White Supremacists LOVE Donald Trump — Here's 12 Reasons Why
“Tonight, white supremacists attacked the #4thPrecinctShutDown in an act of domestic terrorism,” Black Lives Matter Minneapolis said on Facebook. “We won’t be intimidated.”