Sasha Johnson – Black Lives Matter activist 'shot in the head and critically wounded' following threats, TTIP party says

BLACK Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson has reportedly been shot in the head and critically wounded today.

Ms Johnson, a mum-of-two, is in a critical condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to her head, the Taking the Initiative Party (TTIP) said.

The attack happened earlier today "following numerous death threats as a result of her activism", TTIP added.

The party said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that we inform you that our own Sasha Johnson has been brutally attacked and sustained a gunshot wound to her head. 

"She is currently in intensive care and in a critical condition. The attack happened in the early hours of this morning, following numerous death threats as a result of her activism.

"Sasha has always been actively fighting for black people and the injustices that surround the black community, as well as being both a member of BLM and a member of Taking the Initiative Party's Executive Leadership Committee. 

"Sasha is also a mother of two and a strong, powerful voice for our people and our community.

"Let's all come together and pray for Sasha, pray for her recovery and show our support to her family and loved ones. #prayforsashajohnson."

Ms Johnson, the self-styled "Black Panther of Oxford", had previously called for people accused of racism to be put on a sex offenders-style "race offenders register".

The youth worker and cafe owner gained attention over summer as a prominent figure at a number of BLM protests, and has since helped to found the Taking the Initiative Party.

She now serves on the party's executive committee as the member in charge of activism.

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