Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis removed an American flag and replaced it with the Somali flag following the police shooting of a refugee who fired at police officers. The incident occurred as authorities attempted to stop the man as part of a firearms investigation.
BLM protesters hoisted a Somali flag over the Holiday gas station where police officers shot and killed convicted felon Dolal Idd during a traffic stop. Video shows Idd rammed multiple police cars and then fired at least one shot from inside his vehicle before being shot by police.
Independent journalist Shane B. Murphy tweeted a video showing the Somali flag flying over the Holiday gas station. “They’re still going to protest against the officer-involved shooting in Minneapolis; despite it being clear on bodycam that the man attempted to ram officers with a vehicle; and then fired a handgun at police, prior to officers returning fire,”