“More Will Be Assassinated In The Coming Days! Do You Like The Work Of Our Assassins? Get Your Own Sniper” read a post on the Black Power Political Organisation Facebook account.
A black power group appears to have claimed responsibility for the assassinations of five police officers at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas.
Five officers were gunned down by at least two shooters who picked out officers from an ‘elevated position’ – believed to be a multi-storey car park.
It came in the week of public outrage over the deaths of two black men shot by police.
The Black Power Political Organisation wrote on its Facebook account that it was behind the attack and that ‘more assassinations are coming’.
The message – posted in the aftermath of the shootings – said: “?#?BlackPower?! ?#?BlackKnights?! Sniper Assassins Take Down Five Police Officers! And More Will Be Assassinated In The Coming Days! Do You Like The Work Of Our Assassins? Get Your Own Sniper Rifle And Join Our Thousands Of Sniper Assassins Worldwide In The Fight Against Oppression!”
The message has since been taken down – it is not yet known if it was removed by Facebook or the group itself.
Days ago the group had left an ominous message pledging to get ‘revenge’ for the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling – who was shot repeatedly while being pinned to the ground in an incident captured on mobile phone footage.
A message said: “Don’t worry my people! Justice will be served for Alton Sterling!
We contacted the police chief Carl Dabadie Jr. He already know what will happen to him, his wide Carla Settoon Dabadie, and his two sons, if he don’t do what we want.
“So continue to support us, and (Black Knights) sniper assassin group.”
The officers were shot dead at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Texas, as two snipers are believed to have targeted the officers from an ‘elevated position’.
The protest was carried out peacefully and was drawing to a close when shots rang out and demonstrators fled in terror.