A woman has been left with a gaping hole in her head after police shot her with a rubber bullet at a George Floyd protest in the United States.
Shannyn Sharyse Nara, 23, was shot at by armed police officers while protesting the death of George Floyd, an African-American killed at the hands of Minneapolis Police Department cops on Monday May 25.
Cops shot at Shannyn on Saturday as she attended a Black Lives Matter Protest, which she was broadcasting live to her Facebook page.
In the video, Shannyn and her friends can be heard chanting as cops stand in the distance asking them to get back.
The group appears to be quite a distance from the police, but shortly after Shannyn is shot at and the footage turns to chaos.
Pictures later reveal the extent of Shannyn’s injuries, and it is clear the 23-year-old has a large wound in her head and a bloodied, bruised eye.
Uploading a picture of her wounds to Facebook, Shannyn said she was shot at with a “rubber bullet or something straight to the head”.
She said: “My photo is being shared on Facebook so I guess I’ll go ahead and make my post.
“As many of you saw last night I protested and at the end of one my videos you can see the after math of me taking a rubber bullet or something straight to the head.
“You can also see that I was not aggressive, I was not looting, I was not breaking anything.
“I was simply recording.
“I knew the possibilities of what could happen when I decided to be there last night.
“My forehead has a chunk out of it and the doctors couldn’t even stitch it because of the debris. My right eye is swollen and took an hour before I could open it.
“Both of my eyes are messed up from debris that got trapped in them and I have to use numbing drops just to be able to open them.”
Shannyn then goes on to say she would do it again “no questions asked” because police brutality is worse than her injuries.
She also referenced the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African American woman who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers on March 13 earlier this year.
Adding: “You know what’s worse?
“Breonna Taylor was asleep.
“Breonna Taylor was innocent do not stop saying her named.”
Police were searching for Breonna’s ex-boyfriend when they broke into her apartment and allegedly shot dead the frontline coronavirus medic.
Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Breonna’s family, said: “Breonna Taylor is mutilated with bullet holes while she’s in her underwear, eight bullets at least.”
Over the last seven days there have been world-wide protests demonstrating against police brutality in the United States and across Europe.
The protests have quickly turned violent, with fires, lotting and assaults reported across America, as people call for justice for George Floyd.
Two Federal Service Protection were shot last week, with one taken to hospital serious injured, and another pronounced dead at the scene.
A man is said to have been shot dead in Louisville, Kentucky, shortly before 12.15am this morning, as police and the National Guard struggle to contain the protests peacefully.
Minneapolis Police Department arrested Derek Chauvin, the cop seen holding Floyd down by his neck in a now viral video, on Friday.
Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, while three other officers present at the time of Floyd’s death have been fired.
Chants of “no justice, no peace,” could be heard at London protests on Sunday, as the world waits to see if criminal charges will be brought against the remaining officers.