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On July 7, a sniper attack occurred during Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas, Texas[1] that was organized to protest the death of Alton Sterling. Five police officers were killed, and seven wounded. Two civilians were also shot, bringing the total number of victims to fourteen. Initial reports were of multiple coordinated snipers, but officials later reported that the suspect, Micah Johnson, who was killed in the incident, acted alone. Before he died, according to police, Johnson said that “he was upset about Black Lives Matter”, and that “he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”[2][3] Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and other conservative lawmakers blamed the shootings on the Black Lives Matter movement.[4][5] And, while many Black Lives Matter supporters celebrated the attack,[6][7] the official Black Lives Matter network released a statement denouncing the shootings.[8][9][10]

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  1. ^ "Five Dallas police officers were killed by a lone attacker, authorities say". Washington Post. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  2. ^ Bromwich, Patrick Mcgee, Manny Fernandez, Jonah Engel; Pérez-peña, Richard (2016-07-08). "Dallas Shooting Suspect, Micah Johnson, 'Upset at White People'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  3. ^ Bromwich, Patrick Mcgee, Manny Fernandez, Jonah Engel; Pérez-peña, Richard (2016-07-08). "Dallas Shooting Suspect, Micah Johnson, 'Upset at White People'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  4. ^ Mekelburg, Madlin (2016-07-08). "Dan Patrick Blames Black Lives Matter Movement for Dallas Shooting". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick on Dallas ambush: 'This has to end'". Fox News. 2016-07-08. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  6. ^ {{subst:User:JzG/Unreliable fringe source|breitbart.com}}/tech/2016/07/08/black-lives-matter-supporters-celebrate-police-deaths-twitter/ "Anti-Cop Twitter Users Celebrate Police Deaths, Call For More Violence - Breitbart" Check |url= value (help). 2016-07-08. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  7. ^ {{subst:User:JzG/Unreliable fringe source|infowars.com}}/sick-black-lives-matter-supporters-celebrate-murder-of-dallas-cops/ "SICK: 'Black Lives Matter' Supporters Celebrate Murder of Dallas Cops" Check |url= value (help). Infowars. 2016-07-08. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  8. ^ "​Black Lives Matter condemns Dallas, pushes forward with protests". Retrieved 2016-07-09.  zero width space character in |title= at position 1 (help)
  9. ^ Times, Los Angeles. "Dallas police shootings could create unwelcome tensions for Black Lives Matter movement and its allies". latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  10. ^ "The Black Lives Matter Network advocates for dignity, justice, and respectBlack Lives Matter". blacklivesmatter.com. Retrieved 2016-07-09.