BLM protests had been active for a while in the US, to say the least. Though most of the protests took a peaceful approach, some often turned violent. In the latest media report, one person was killed when several shots were fired amid a BLM protest in Texas.
The incident got aired live as the shooting occurred when the protest was being recorded via Facebook Live. The BLM protest was happening in downtown Austin on Saturday. Footage posted during a Facebook Live showed the moment when several shots rang out in the Texas capital as about 100 people marched and chanted, “Fists up! Fight back!”
Austin police and emergency medical services said on Twitter that one person was killed during the shooting. There were no other deaths or people shot, according to the EMS department.
Protests against racism and police brutality were sparked worldwide following the May killing of African-American George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes while detaining him.
“Initial reports indicate the suspect was carrying a rifle and shot at the victim, who was in his car. The suspect has been detained,” the police said.
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