A man opened fire on a group in New Mexico protesting a decision to re-install a statue many of the state’s Native Americans consider offensive. Police say the man wore a red MAGA hat and posted pro-Trump statements on social media. Ryan David Martinez is charged with attempted murder after one person was wounded in the shooting. Witnesses report he tried to antagonize the protestors beforehand. It’s the second time someone opened fire in the state during protests over controversial monuments. And it’s the latest in a growing series of shootings and other violence against protestors. We’ll hear from activists about the growing challenges to peaceful protests over racial issues.
Raymond Naranjo (Santa Clara and Odawa), chef, business owner, and community member
Kate Bitz, program manager, trainer, and organizer with the Western States Center
Break 1 Music: Mean Things (song) Sihasin (artist) Never Surrender (album)
Break 2 Music: Cadillacs Don’t Care (song) Gary Farmer & the Troublemakers (artist) Fool for Love (album)