In Memphis protests erupted after the assassination of the US marshals men at arrest: there are victims

About 25 law enforcement officers in Memphis (state of Tennessee) were injured during proteststhat started after the feds killed a man who tried to arrest on Wednesday, June 12.

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The driver, who was wanted on multiple warrants tried to make an impact on the cars of law enforcement.

According to the representative Bureau of investigation Tennessee Keli McAlister, then the man (his name not yet released) got out of the car with guns.

«Officers of the U.S. marshals opened fire and killed the suspect,» said McAlister.

After shooting on the street North of Memphis came by the hundreds. Local media reported that some of the crowd threw stones and other objects at police. According to Michael Rollings, chief of police of Memphis, about 25 law enforcement officers were injured during the clashes.

It is known that to disperse the crowd used tear gas.

The mayor of Memphis Jim Strickland reported that at least two journalists were also injured.

Chaos erupted after a deadly police shooting in Memphis. Officials say a group of protestors gathered at the scene, became irate and started throwing rocks at officers. These protests came after federal officials shot and killed a man they were attempting to arrest.

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Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer said that about 300 people had joined the protests.

«Every life lost matters. Each. So can no longer continue,» wrote Sawyer in Twitter account.

The investigation into the shooting incident continues. The chief of police of Memphis has thanked those protesters who did not behave aggressively.

«I want to thank the people who decided not to commit acts of violence against police officers. Residents who showed restraint — I know that in the crowd there were many people who tried to help calm all, said Michael Rallings. – We need to wait to see exactly what happened before you spread misinformation, or jump to conclusions.