A mother worries for her sons: "If we keep it positive, more people will follow."
Tracy Williams, right, a north Minneapolis resident, came to the protest with her 8-year-old son.
A mother of two boys, Williams said Jamar Clark's killing affects her -- and she's worried for her boys. The older son is 22 and a student at the University of Minnesota. She said he recently had an encounter with the police who had mistaken him with someone else who they were looking for.
"Luckily it didn't turn out negative," she said.
Williams said the video of Clark's shooting should be released. She said she believes it will tell the truth of what happened.
"I hope that this Black Lives Matter [protest] will bring more of us together to do things in a positive way," Williams said, her right hand placed on the shoulder of her young son. "If we keep it positive, more people will follow."
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"We shall overcome." Some protestors are sobbing as the stand near where Jamar Clark was killed.
"Black Lives Matter." - protestors chant as they conclude the vigil.
Mohamed Samatar of south Minneapolis says the protests bring together communities to think about justice.
He has been coming here for the last four nights. "It's cold, but the energy is high," he says.
As a young black Muslim person, Samatar said he's been thinking about issues happening around him.
"So being at a safe space where everyone around you understands and is fighting for the same cause and to be heard," he said, "is a warm for me."
JOINT STATEMENT FROM UNITED STATES ATTORNEY LUGER, ASSISTANT
ATTORNEY GENERAL GUPTA AND FBI SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE
Joint Statement from the United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota Andrew M. Luger, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Vanita Gupta and Special Agent in Charge of the
FBI Minneapolis Division Richard T. Thornton:
"The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota, Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, and FBI Minneapolis Division are conducting an independent investigation into
whether the death of Jamar Clark violated any federal criminal statutes.
As is our practice in conducting investigations into allegations of constitutional violations committed under color of law, experienced federal prosecutors and FBI agents are conducting a thorough review of all evidence in this case. That includes interviewing relevant witnesses, reviewing relevant information, and pursuing leads. We are doing so in a manner that ensures the integrity of the
investigation and the reliability of the information obtained.
Release of any evidence, including any video, during an ongoing investigation would be extremely detrimental to the investigation. We are conducting our investigation in a fair, thorough, and expeditious manner."
After the volley, protesters were urged to take cover.
“Everybody get down!” someone shouted. Another responded: “F—k this laying down s—t! Let’s shoot back!”
The 4th Precinct said no arrests were made. After the shooting, police combed the scene for bullets.
The head of the Minneapolis NAACP says she wants serious charges filed against the men accused of opening fire near a protest camp in north Minneapolis on Monday night. Nekima Levy-Pounds is also a University of St. Thomas law professor and has been helping lead the Jamar Clark police shooting demonstrations. Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a shooting that wounded five of the demonstrators.
People carry the casket of Jamar Clark, killed in the Nov. 15, 2015, shooting by Minneapolis police, during his funeral at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis, Minn., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Some community leaders called for peace on the day of the funeral, as family members also asked for no protests. Richard Tsong-Taatarii | Star Tribune via AP