A British Black Lives Matter (BLM) campaigner is in a critical condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to her head, a statement from her political party, Taking the Initiative Party, has said.
Sasha Johnson, both a BLM activist and senior member of TTIP, was attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning, the latter group said in a statement. It added the mother of two had received “numerous” death threats because of her activism.
The statement, posted on Instagram, said: “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 2 and a strong, powerful voice for our people and our community.”