Photo gallery: the shooting of Jamar Clark sparks a turbulent week in Minneapolis

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Michelle Gross speaking, with fellow protester Dave Bickling at her left, during Friday's meeting of the Minneapolis City Council.

On Friday morning, three members of an organization called Communities United Against Police Brutality staged a brief demonstration at a meeting of the Minneapolis City Council

The group’s demonstration, to protest what members said was a lack of police accountability, punctuated a tumultuous week in the city: five days that would include protests, demonstrations, dueling press conferences and confrontations between police and activists — much of it involving the group Black Lives Matter and all of it in response to the shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark by Minneapolis Police in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 15. Here, a look at one of the most dramatic week’s in the city’s recent history:

Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds
Minneapolis NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds speaking on Sunday to the media at Plymouth and James Avenue North, the site of the Minneapolis Police officer-involved shooting of Jamar Clark.
Jayanthi Kyle singing outside the Minneapolis Police Department
Jayanthi Kyle singing outside the Minneapolis Police Department Fourth Precinct building on Sunday.
Protesters marching down Plymouth Avenue North
Protesters marching down Plymouth Avenue North outside the Minneapolis Police Department’s fourth precinct on Sunday.
Mayor Betsy Hodges, center, asking for a civil rights investigation
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Mayor Betsy Hodges, center, asking for a civil rights investigation into the shooting of Jamar Clark during a Monday press conference.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau
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Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau stated at Monday’s press conference that the BCA investigations aren’t a predetermination of guilt of the officers, but “everyone involved needs and deserves the truth and the facts.”

Black Lives Matter protesters staging a sit-in on Monday night:

Around 20 people occupied the Fourth Precinct Tuesday morning
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Around 20 people occupied the Fourth Precinct Tuesday morning, the day after several protesters were arrested for shutting down I-94.
Several protesters occupied the station's main entrance
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For a period on Wednesday, several protesters occupied the station’s main entrance, as well as the vestibule inside the building.
A sign on the sidewalk near the protests
Photo by Brent Moore
A sign on the sidewalk near the protests outside the Fourth Precinct in north Minneapolis.
A Black Lives Matter supporter confronting a Minneapolis police officer
Photo by Brent Moore
A Black Lives Matter supporter confronting a Minneapolis police officer during Wednesday’s protests.
A Minneapolis police officer tells a women to back up
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A Minneapolis police officer tells a women to back up as she photographs him on Wednesday night.
A police officer talks with demonstrators
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A police officer talks with demonstrators in front of the Fourth Precinct on Wednesday night.
Tents of protesters shown on Thursday morning.
Tents of protesters shown on Thursday morning.
Protesters warming themselves around a fire around noon on Thursday
Protesters warming themselves around a fire around noon on Thursday in front of the police station.
NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds
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NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds addressing the press and a crowd of about 100 on Thursday afternoon, demanding the county commissioner release the Clark tapes.
Protester Cathy Jones
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Protester Cathy Jones
Minneapolis City Councilmember Lisa Bender
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Minneapolis City Councilmember Lisa Bender speaking to the crowd of protesters on Thursday evening.
Black Lives Matter organizer Lena Gardner and Rep. Keith Ellison
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Black Lives Matter organizer Lena Gardner addressing protesters with Rep. Keith Ellison on Thursday evening.
A young protester gets their turn on the megaphone.
MinnPost photo by Brent Moore
A young protester gets their turn on the bullhorn.
Protesters outside the Fourth Precinct holding up a banner
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Protesters outside the Fourth Precinct holding up a banner stating “Release the tapes.”
Minneapolis City Councilmember Cam Gordon
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Minneapolis City Councilmember Cam Gordon addressing the crowd assembled outside the Fourth Precinct on Thursday night.
Minneapolis City Councilmember Alondra Cano
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Minneapolis City Councilmember Alondra Cano speaking to supporters of Black Live Matter on Thursday night.
Adja Gildersleeve of Black Lives Matter
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Adja Gildersleeve of Black Lives Matter addressing protesters gathered outside the Fourth Precinct in north Minneapolis on Thursday night.
Protesters surrounding a fire outside the police station on Thursday night.
MinnPost photo by Brent Moore
Protesters surrounding a fire outside the police station on Thursday night.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Steve Titterud on 11/23/2015 - 01:43 pm.

    This adds nothing of value…

    …to our consideration of what’s happened.

    What is there in this piece besides sensationalism?

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