BLM activist is fighting for her life after being shot in the head in London

Sasha Johnson

Sasha Johnson is said to be in critical condition (Image: Taking the Initiative Party / Shutterstock)

A Black Lives Matter activist is fighting for her life after she was shot in the head on Sunday morning in London.

Sasha Johnson, a mother of three, had faced “numerous” death threats prior to the Peckham incident and is believed to be in critical condition. However, police say they do not believe the attack was a targeted attack and have since been suspected of being “shot in the head by armed passers-by following a clash between rival gangs”.

The prominent anti-racism activist is a member of the Taking the Initiative Party, who said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce that our own Sasha Johnson was shot in the head. She is currently in the hospital and is in critical condition.

“The incident occurred in the early hours of the morning after numerous death threats.”

The statement goes on to say, “Sasha has always actively fought for blacks and the injustices that surround the black community, and is a member of both BLM and a member of the Take the Initiative Party’s Executive Leadership Committee.

‘Sasha is also a mother of 3 and a strong, powerful voice for our people and our community.’

TTIP said Ms. Johnson, who organized the Million People March, was “a strong, powerful voice for our people and our community”.

BLM activist Sasha Johnson will lead the chanting at the Hyde Park demo in 2020

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Thabo Jaiyesimi / SOPA Images / Shutterstock (10760528g) Sasha Johnson, co-organizer of the Million People March and Black Lives Matter activist speaks during the demonstration.  Organizers say the Million People March is designed to revive the original spirit of Carnival, which began as an attempt to resolve racial tensions in the capital.  Millions of people march in London, UK - Aug 30, 2020

Ms. Johnson is a prominent anti-racism activist and a mother of three (Image: Shutterstock)

The party said she was an “Oxford graduate” – but is believed to have attended Oxford Brookes.

Claudia Webbe, Labor MP for Leicester East, was among those who went online to express “solidarity” with Ms. Johnson.

Ms. Webbe said, “We were all out for Black Lives Matter last year.

“I only know her as an activist on these issues from Black Lives Matter. I support Black Lives Matter, so I support what she did.

“As a Member of Parliament, I am fully with the Black Lives Matter movement and I am in the Black Lives Matter movement with your work.”

Ms. Johnson works in activism and community support and has an undergraduate degree in social welfare, TTIP said.

Ms. Johnson spoke during the Million People March in London last year (Image: PA)

This morning the Metropolitan Police said they are investigating a shooting in Peckham but did not immediately confirm tonight whether it was the same incident.

Police said they were called to reports of gunfire on Consort Road just before 3 a.m.

Police and firearms rushed to the scene with the London Ambulance Service.

They found a woman believed to be in her 20s with a gunshot wound, the Met said, adding that she was “hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.”

The shooting is believed to have taken place near a house that was hosting a party and there may have been several people in the area.

A spokesman said the investigation was at an early stage but there was no evidence that it was a targeted attack or that the woman had received credible threats against her prior to the incident.

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No arrests were made today.

Detective Chief Inspector Jimi Tele said, “This was a shocking incident in which a young woman was seriously injured. Our thoughts are with her family who are supported during this terribly difficult time. ‘

He said the detectives are making “good progress” in hunting down the attackers, but they need help from the public.

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service told “We were picked up this morning (Sept.

“We sent an ambulance crew, two paramedics in cars, an advanced paramedic and an operations manager. We also deployed London’s Air Ambulance.

“One person was treated at the crime scene and was primarily taken to a large trauma center.”

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