Heartbreaking news today as it has been revealed that prominent activist Sasha Johnson has been shot and is in critical condition.
Johnson who is best known for her activism in the UK branch of the Black Lives Matter movement was shot over the weekend at a reported house party according to Metro police. While unclear exactly what led to the reported shooting, Johnson, is listed in critical condition and is believed to be fighting for her life. Johnson ‘s political allies from the Taking the Initiative party confirmed that she was the victim shot over the weekend, though, it had not initially been confirmed by police.
Johnson had long received death threats over her activism though it is unclear if those are connected to the shooting.
A post by the party on IG confirmed the news.
“Sasha has always been actively fighting for Black people and the injustices that surround the Black community,” the post reads. “Sasha is also a mother of 2 and a strong, powerful voice for our people and our community.”