Members of the armed militia have been detained by police following the Albuquerque protests



In Albuquerque, protesters wrapped a chain in the neck of a bronze statue and began chanting, "Tear it down" shortly before sunrise on Monday. His attempts to pull off the monument of Spanish conquistador Juan de Onet suddenly stopped with four shots.


Many people are naturally inclined towards loud, visual show videos. Cried something. A few yards away, a group of militiamen sported a military robe and built a safety enclosure around the gunner, carrying semiautomatic rifles.

The gunfire, which has left a man in critical but stable condition, has caused the ire of the unruly militias and the public outrage over the firing, although police have not yet announced the arrests or what exactly happened. Described. The victim was not even aware.

"The heavily armed men called themselves 'civil guards,' and they were there: to show a paradox, an undeclared display of unwavering power," New Mexico Village. Michelle Pujan Grisham (D) said in a statement. "For the sake of danger, the people of New Mexico with weapons - the inherent threat of violence - are unacceptable on their face; the actual violence is inexplicable."

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller (D) said the statue should be removed as "an urgent matter of public safety."

"Tonight's shooting is a tragic, humiliating and unacceptable form of violence and has no place in our city," Keller said in a statement. "Our diverse community does not hate what they have done to divide or silence us. Our heart goes out to the victim, his family, and the unnecessary survivors of this night."

Recent protests against the Onet statues in New Mexico have called for the demolition of Confederate monuments amid the rise of Black Lives Matter demonstrations following the death of police officer George Floyd in Minneapolis.
After Monday's violence, protesters confronted members of the armed militia who called themselves the New Mexico Civil Guard and reminded countermeasures "All Life Matter."

One group attempted to dismantle the 16th-century monument to the Onate, which had been razed by indigenous people. The other set of self-appointed defenders of the statue creates a heavily armed presence in the park in historic Old Town Albuquerque. Other than some minor uproar over signs near the monument, the protest has been very calm, at times tense.

Then, according to a video obtained by KOB4, a white man in a blue T-shirt appeared to rip the crowd. People shouted and the man took a few steps back. The masked keeper united the skateboard and smashed it to his shoulder. The man walked away from the crowd, but continued to shout with the protesters.

In the video, people were encouraged to follow the man and get his license plate number. Many followed him, and one threw him to the ground. As he tried to stand back and three men tried to hit him again, the blue man fired a gun and fired four shots, killing one person and dispersing the crowd.

In the second video, which captures moments after the shooting, the gunman sits in the middle of the street as members of the New Mexico Civil Guard militia build an enclosure around him. One man had a semiautomatic rifle, a camouflage bag and a military-style helmet that ran away from the man's hand and stood on the weapon.

Police responded with tear gas and flash-bang explosives to retrieve the crowd. Officers detained several members of the militia group, according to reporters and witnesses at the scene. The video shows the officer putting the gunman in the cruiser.

Police have not released any information about the suspected shooter and whether they believe he had anything to do with the armed militia.

The militia has a controversial history, given its identity to the New York Times reporter to cover Monday's protests. The right-wing group has repeatedly protested Black Lives Matter protests with guns and military personnel in recent weeks.

On Facebook, the group shared a number of posts on encouraging people to arm themselves, encouraging infantry tactics and military training on "ambush", and opposing federal monuments in the south, and New Mexico. Members of the group recently told Eastern New Mexico News that their purpose is to protect businesses from harm during protests. They say they are in consultation with the police and are following the guidance given by the authorities.

Other armed and distant defendants, such as the New Mexico Civil Guards and the Militia, were involved in the Albuquerque protest in the United States at the Black Lives Matter protests earlier this month, speaking to an armed police team in a bureaucratic capacity to coordinate with the video group, though police have denied the claim.

At least one New Mexico lawmaker has seen the militia's continued presence at the protests as a potential trial. Sen. Martin Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) Called the Justice Department to investigate Monday night's shootings.

"This is not the first report of heavily armed civilians in protests around New Mexico in recent weeks. We cannot allow these terrorists to calm peaceful protests or violence," Heinrich said on Twitter on Monday night.


Some critics have largely silenced the contradictions between the police response

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