A Black Power Group has claimed responsibility for the killing of 5 police officers and says there will be more assassinations to come. White people and cops are their target.
A self-proclaimed black power group appears to have claimed responsibility for the assassinations of five police officers at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas.
Five officers were gunned down by at least two shooters who picked out officers from an ‘elevated position’ – believed to be a multi-storey car park.
The so-called Black Power Political Organisation wrote on its Facebook account that it was behind the attack and that ‘more assassinations are coming’.
The message – posted in the aftermath of the shootings – said: “#BlackPower! #BlackKnights! Sniper Assassins Take Down Five Police Officers! And More Will Be Assassinated In The Coming Days! Do You Like The Work Of Our Assassins? Get Your Own Sniper Rifle And Join Our Thousands Of Sniper Assassins Worldwide In The Fight Against Oppression!”
The account has since been taken down – it is not yet known if it was removed by Facebook or the group itself.
It’s origins and history is not yet known and authorities have not confirmed any political link to the shootings.
The group has posted dozens of statements on alleged racially-motivated incidents and threatening violent action over at least the several months.
Days ago the group had left an ominous message pledging to get ‘revenge’ for the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling – who was shot repeatedly while being pinned to the ground in an incident captured on mobile phone footage.
A message said: “Don’t worry my people! Justice will be served for Alton Sterling!
“We contacted the police chief Carl Dabadie Jr. He already know what will happen to him, his wide Carla Settoon Dabadie, and his two sons, if he don’t do what we want.
“So continue to support us, and (Black Knights) sniper assassin group.”
The officers were shot dead at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Texas, as two snipers are believed to have targeted the officers from an ‘elevated position’.
The protest was carried out peacefully and was drawing to a close when shots rang out and demonstrators fled in terror.
Eye-witnesses described the moment shooting broke out and terrified demonstrators fled for cover.
One said: “A sniper just started shooting. All the cops were getting shot, I just saw cops bending over. There had to be like five or six cops all getting shot down.
“They just kept shooting them. We didn’t know where it was coming from. I didn’t see anybody else get shot it was just cops.”
A suspect traded gunfire with police in a tense stand-off after being cornered in a parking garage before reportedly turning the gun on himself.
Another suspect reportedly told police ‘the end is coming’ and there are bombs ‘across the city’.
At a press conference police confirmed two men and a woman have been arrested.