Protests Planned before Christmas City of the North Parade
Activists are planning a rally in downtown Duluth before the Christmas City of the North parade against the deadly Minneapolis officer-involved shooting of Jamar Clark.
24-year-old Jamar Clark was shot in the head by Minneapolis police Sunday. He died Monday after being taken off of life support.
Police say Clark was a suspect in a domestic assault and was shot after allegedly interfering with paramedics who were trying to provide first aid to the victim.
Protests erupted in Minneapolis after some witnesses said the man was handcuffed and not resisting when he was shot, however police have disputed that.
“The Justice City of the North Action” rally and vigil will take place at 5 p.m. on November 20 at the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial in downtown Duluth.
The groups are calling for transparency in the investigation of Clark’s death.
The University of Wisconsin Superior and Northland chapters of Amnesty International and Save the Kids are among the many organizations participating in the rally.
Amnesty International says the rally will be peaceful and is urging those who take part to be mindful of the public and the public space they are occupying.