MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Three people protesting the shooting of Jamar Clark by Minneapolis police were removed from Friday morning’s city council meeting for disrupting the scheduled proceedings.
"We will be heard,” said Michelle Gross, an activist with Communities United Against Police Brutality. “You will be held accountable for what you have done to our community."
Hundreds of protesters have been occupying the grounds of the Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct since Sunday’s deadly shooting. Clark, 24, was shot by Minneapolis police at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15 outside of an apartment on the 1600 block of Plymouth Avenue N.
According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, 2 Minneapolis police officers responded to a request for assistance from paramedics who reported that Jamar Clark was disrupting their ability to aid an assault victim. Minneapolis police have said Clark was a suspect in the assault. At some point during an altercation that ensued between Clark and the officers, an officer discharged his weapon, striking Clark.
Witnesses have said Clark was in handcuffs and unarmed at the time of the shooting, but the head of the Minneapolis police union said Clark was not in handcuffs and that he had his hand on the grip of an officer’s weapon.