A Minnesota woman was punched in the face after approaching a protester and tearing up the sign she was holding.
The group was rallying the fatal shooting of Thurman Blevins by officers from the Minneapolis Police Department.
A video of the incident was caught by one of the witnesses in the area. It shows the woman walking towards the crowd and tearing up one of the signs saying “Justice For June.”
The woman who was holding the sign quickly retaliated by punching and slapping the woman on the face. The white woman was then pulled away by police.
She is then heard saying that she “just wanted to go home.”
The woman was reportedly having a panic attack when she attempted to push through the crowd to get home. According to police, there have been no formal complaints or arrests made.
Demonstrators flocked to the city’s light rail track which prevented trains from going about their usual routes.
The protest was in response to the announcement that the two officers who fatally shot Thurman Blevins would not be charged. Their attorney stated that the officers were following protocol as Blevins was armed and fleeing from the scene.
“When Mr. Blevins fled from the officers with a loaded handgun, refused to follow their commands for him to stop and show his hands and then took the gun out of his pocket and turned toward the officers, Mr. Blevins represented a danger to the lives of Officer Schmidt and Officer Kelly, ” Freeman said in a statement. “Their decision to use deadly force against Mr. Blevins under those circumstances was authorized by Minn. Stat. § 609.066, and as such there is no basis to issue criminal charges against either officer.”