Demonstrators share Thanksgiving meal at 4th Precinct

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The Minneapolis Police Department's Fourth Precinct was home to a Thanksgiving feast this year, where protesters have been camping out after the officer-involved shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.

The NAACP and Zion Baptist Church hosted the meal at 3 p.m. for the community to gather and heal, according to Minneapolis NAACP president Nekima Levy-Pounds.

Hundreds attended Clark's funeral on Wednesday at Shiloh Temple. Hours later, Minneapolis police released the names of four men currently in custody after a shooting near the 4th Precinct Monday night where suspects supposedly fired into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters, injuring five people.

Clark was shot by police at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15 outside of an apartment on the 1600 block of Plymouth Avenue N. Officers were responding 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.
 

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