Activist Injured by Gunfire En-route Marching to Washington


One man was injured after a Pennsylvania man allegedly opened fire on a group of activists making a trek from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C.

The incident occurred on Monday night along Lincoln Highway in Juniata Township, Pennsylvania, reported Milwaukee magazine. Shots could be heard in a livestream by Frank “Nitty” Sensabaugh, the activist leading the march.

Gunfire Injures Unarmed Protester

Sensabaugh started his walk in early August with the intent to arrive on Aug. 28, the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial to culminate the historic March on Washington. His goal was to walk at least 30 miles per day and participate in social justice actions along the way. The group is walking while accompanied by cars along the march route.

The video shows that moments before the shooting, Sensabaugh asked everyone who intended to walk to come toward him. As they started walking, a popping noise was heard. A second such sound followed about 10 seconds later.

After the second ostensible gunshot, Sensabaugh started running and urging everyone to get in their cars. The camera was out of focus as he was fleeing. The camera eventually showed two men standing on a front porch of a residence, and one of them appeared to have a long gun.

“We’re leaving, you don’t have to get violent,” one man shouted at them. Eventually, several people noticed someone was shot and yelled “he’s shot!”Sensabaugh left the scene in a vehicle with several people, including the injured man. He urged the driver to find a hospital and rendered aid. The man, who would later be identified as Cino Thurman, was hit in the face with shotgun pellets. READ MOREAMIBC® - VOTE! BE COUNTED! BE HEARD!


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