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    Protests Spark in Minneapolis After Black Man is Shot By Police
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    A group of protesters gather at the front entrance to the 4th Police Precinct station, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Minneapolis, after a man was shot by Minneapolis police early Sunday morning. Community members and activists on Monday at a news conference demanded that police release the name of the officer involved as well as any video of the incident.

    A man is on life support after he was allegedly shot, witnesses say while handcuffed, by Minneapolis police early Sunday morning. Police said their preliminary investigation shows the man was not handcuffed, but the investigation is ongoing.

    After a large, agitated crowd gathered at the scene and demonstrations endured throughout the day, Minneapolis Mayor Besty Hodges announced Monday that she had asked the Justice Department to "review" the shooting and open a civil rights investigation.

    During the protests, witnesses claimed that police used a chemical irritant to subdue them, and about 10 protesters spent a rainy and windy Sunday night outside a police precinct station not far from the scene of the shooting. They vowed to stay until the officer was arrested or indicted.

    Jason Sole, chair of the Minneapolis NAACP's criminal justice committee, said Sunday that many black residents of north Minneapolis are upset.