Protesters Call for Release of Video of Jamar Clark Shooting

Protesters Call for Release of Video of Jamar Clark Shooting

More than 50 people were arrested after protesting Minneapolis authorities for the release of the video showing Jamar Clark's shooting.

Published November 17, 2015

Update, Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m.: Jamar Clark, a 24-year-old Black man who was shot by Minneapolis police over the weekend, died on Monday evening, Associated Press reports.


Demonstrators in Minneapolis are not giving up their cause until authorities release the video of the Jamar Clark shooting. At least 50 protesters were arrested Monday after shutting down Interstate 94 for several hours.

Protests began Sunday night after a 24-year-old African-American man was shot by a police officer early Sunday. Authorities were responding to a call about an apparent assault. Some believe Clark was handcuffed when he was shot, which has caused alarm about the truth surrounding how Clark was handled by police. 

Protesters also want the identities of the officers in the case released. Two officers involved have been placed on paid leave.

Clark was shot after police say he was interfering with paramedics who were helping the victim of an assault. An officer opened fire on Clark after a struggle broke out between them, according to the Associated Press

The protesters arrested Monday were released Tuesday morning. Several demonstrators continued to protest into Tuesday. Currently, Mayor Betsy Hodges has called for a federal civil rights investigation into Clark's death. There is already a state investigation taking place. 

Watch video that reveals officers shot a handcuffed man in Virginia below.

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(Photo: Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

Written by Natelege Whaley


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