White supremacists received a clear message from Donald Trump and his white supremacist supporters: "It's okay to attack Black Lives Matter protesters"
|Donald Trump has publicly encouraged his white supremacist supporters to attack black protesters.|
Five protesters were shot late Monday night near the Black Lives Matter encampment at the Fourth Precinct police station in north Minneapolis, according to police.
Those who were shot sustained non-life-threatening injuries, said police spokesman John Elder in a statement.
One of the three counterdemonstrators wore a mask, said Dana Jaehnert, who had been at the protest site since early evening.
RELATED STORY: White Supremacists LOVE Donald Trump — Here's 12 Reasons WhyWhen 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. Jaehnert said she heard four gunshots.
The shootings occurred at 10:45 p.m. on Morgan Avenue N. about a block north of the precinct station.
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.