An estimated 800-1,000 people showed up for a protest organized by Black Lives Matter Minneapolis (BLM) December 19. The protesters’ demands included direct prosecution — without a grand jury — of the cop who killed Jamar
Clark, immediate release of any video that shows what happened the night of the shooting, and federal domestic terrorism charges filed against the individuals who shot five protesters near the Fourth Precinct.
The protesters gathered at the Fourth Precinct in North Minneapolis at noon where speakers talked about some of the issues that the community faces and reiterated their demands. From there the demonstrators made their way to the memorial of Clark a few blocks away where they observed a moment of silence in his honor. At that time, family members of others who were shot and killed by police shared their experiences with police brutality.
After the memorial, protesters made their way to the HERC Incinerator in downtown Minneapolis where speakers addressed environmental justice issues, including health concerns caused by incinerators. Protesters then made their way to the Hennepin County Government Center where they heard from additional speakers.
All photos and caption by Chris Juhn.
Chris Juhn is a contributing photographer at the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.