LAFAYETTE, LA/ 21-26 AUG 20/ Black man shot by LaFayette police at gas station, protests begin.

SIGACT: Suspect armed with knife walking away from officers, according a video of the incident. Social media reactions sparked ongoing protests in LaFayette. Protestors blocked traffic and set a highway median on fire.

RECOMMENDATION: Continued demonstrations will likely be infiltrated by the New Orleans Workers Group, a regionally co-located communist group. The NOWG has a protest scheduled for 29 AUG in New Orleans which will likely incorporate elements of this incident into their narrative.

SOURCES: https://meaww.com/black-man-shot-by-lafayette-police-officers-northeast-evangeline-thruway-louisiana

https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/crime/3rd-day-of-protest-after-lafayette-police-shooting-of-black-man/289-9352469c-fcd5-46e8-aef6-f03219069661