A Facebook page claiming to represent a black power group has posted messages claiming responsibility for the deaths of five police officers 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.
It came in the week of public outrage over the deaths of two black men shot by police.
The so-called Black Power Political Organisation wrote on its Facebook account that it was behind the attack and that ‘more assassinations are coming’.
It’s origins and history is not yet known and authorities have not confirmed any political link to the shootings.
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.
The group has posted dozens of statements on alleged racially-motivated incidents and threatening violent action over at least the several months.
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SOURCE: RICHARD WHEATSTONE