A group marching from Milwaukee to DC was shot at in Pennsylvania and one person was injured, protest leader Tory Lowe says

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Summary generated on August 25, 2020

    A person marching with a group of protesters from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C., was shot in Schellsburg, Pennsylvania, on Monday night, according to a video livestream by protest leader Tory Lowe.

    In a video posted early Tuesday morning, Lowe said the group had parked to prepare to walk up an incline when a man emerged from a house and started shooting at them with a rifle, hitting one of the marchers in the face.

    The marcher was taken to a medical center and was being looked over, Lowe said, adding that he'd heard the injuries were not serious.

    During the stream, he received directions to the hospital where the marcher had been taken.

    Messages left with protest organizers and law enforcement were not returned early Tuesday.

    Schellsburg, in rural Bedford County, is over 150 miles from the marchers' final destination.

    The group began marching from Caledonia on Aug. 4 in hopes of arriving in the nation's capitol by Friday - the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have A Dream" speech.

    Lowe and Frank "Nitty" Sensabaugh were arrested in Indiana two weeks ago after police said the group was blocking traffic.

    "The things we have been through just walking the route to Washington, D.C., it's crazy," Lowe said in the video.