California authorities look for terrorists who shot two the Federal Protective Service agents: 1 agent dead and 2nd in critical condition
The protests in the name of George Floyd turn into senseless attacks that are aimed not at eradicating police brutality, but at anti-police or even anti-government acts of violence.
U.S. authorities in Oakland, California said Saturday that two contract security officers who worked for the Federal Protective Service of the Department of Homeland Security were shot by an unidentified man from a passing car while watching a protest.
Authorities classified the attack on officers as "an act of domestic terrorism."
"When someone targets a police officer or a police station with an intention to do harm and intimidate - that is an act of domestic terrorism," DHS Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said.
For security reasons, the names of the affected agents are not disclosed, nor is it known whether the law enforcement authorities have information about the likely suspect. At the moment, the police did not report whether the shooter was involved in the protests.
In addition to the deaths and serious injuries of the two officers, several other policemen who tried to restrain the mob of vandals destroying private and public property was also attacked.
Police said several officers were struck by objects and responded by firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd, reports ABC7.