At least one person was shot dead this Saturday during a protest by the Black Lives Matter movement in the US city of Austin, the capital of the southern state of Texas, the police confirmed.
A police spokeswoman found that officials monitored the protest when “gunfire was fired” before adding that a man was wounded and died shortly after he was admitted to an urban medical center.
“Preliminary information suggests that the victim may have carried a rifle and approached a suspicious vehicle,” he said. He emphasized that the suspect who was arrested and “works with the authorities” opened fire from the car.
Finally, he determined that “there is no longer a danger to the public” and declined to take questions or provide further details about the events because the investigation is at an early stage.
George Floyd’s death, after spending nearly nine minutes on the back of police officer Derek Chauvin, has sparked protests and riots in US capitals in a movement that is growing and expanding across the country. World against racism.