Demos Calls for Presidential Candidates to Address Domestic Terrorism in Minneapolis

Release Date: 
November 24, 2015

Late Monday night, while protesting the recent police killing of Jamar Clark, a 24-year old Black man, in Minneapolis, 5 people were shot. They were just a block away from the Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct, where protesters have held daily demonstrations for the past nine days. Demos President Heather McGhee:

”Protesters represent the very best of our democracy and every candidate for president should denounce last night’s shooting in the strongest possible terms."

“Monday’s attack was an act of domestic terrorism, and it cannot be tolerated. Demos stands with Black Lives Matter protesters around the country demanding justice for the victims. We also echo their longstanding call to address systematic state violence. Our leaders should as well. Protesters represent the very best of our democracy and every candidate for president should denounce last night’s shooting in the strongest possible terms."