A Facebook community dubbed the ‘Black Power Political Organization’ has claimed responsibility for the shootings in Dallas, which killed at least five police officers. Their page retrieved from cache reveals they promise more attacks.
The group’s page on Facebook appears to have been deleted or blocked, but its content is still available on Google cache.
On Friday, the group claimed their “sniper assassins” took down “five police officers,” according to the screen grabs.
In the same post, the group also promised to “assassinate” more police officers “in the coming days.” It called to “get your own sniper rifle” and join their thousands of “sniper assassins” across the world.
There hasn’t been any official comment on these statements, however, Dallas police said the killed suspect had told negotiators he was not affiliated with any group and acted alone.
In earlier publications, the group called “to end the oppression” of black people using the hashtags #BlackPower and #Blackknights, the cache shows.
The BPPO’s aim is to create the “United States of Africa”. Its rallying cries are: “Free yourself from the white men” and help “Free Africa from western and non-black people control.”
In one of the most peculiar postings, the group boasts it has planted spies in the CIA, FBI, police and among US soldiers who “work for them“ and “give them information.”
In June, the group wrote several posts about “black people being tired of government oppression.”
The violence started on Thursday night during a peaceful protest in Dallas over the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA, and Philando Castile in St. Paul, MN. At least four attackers, holed up in a downtown garage, used sniper rifles against police officers.
The incident then spread to the streets, where major corporations, restaurants and courthouses have premises. Police believe the attack was coordinated.
Three snipers were arrested and the forth was killed in a standoff with police. A total of 14 people were shot, two of them civilians, the rest were police officers.
Headline: Western Journalism