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Black man claims group of assailants threatened to “get a noose”



Bloomington, Indiana – A Black man says a group of White men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” after claiming he and his friends had trespassed on private property as they gathered at an Indiana lake over the Fourth of July weekend to watch the lunar eclipse. The incident prompted dozens of people to protest in front of the Bloomington, Indiana courthouse Monday. 

A red car hit two demonstrators at the peaceful protest. The protesters were demanding that charges be filed in the lake incident.

Organizers told the station the two wound up on the car’s hood, then went flying off when the driver hit the accelerator and turned. The organizers said a female was taken to the hospital. Her condition was unknown.

Vauhxx Booker, a local civil rights activist and member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission, posted cellphone video on Facebook he says shows part of the altercation at the lake.

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