Clark's sister: "I don't believe in violence"

Exclusive: Biological sisters call for calm

MINNEAPOLIS - Jamar Clark's sister, Javille Burns, says she wants justice for Jamar as well as peace.

In an exclusive interview with KARE 11's Camille Williams, Burns made it clear that she and her family do not believe in violence and do not support any violent actions.

"I do not condone people doing anything to hurt anybody, to destroy property, any of those things are not getting our message across, period. I don't believe in violence," said Burns.

On Wednesday afternoon, Burns brought pictures of her little brother and shared her memories of him.

She says she and her family want justice for her brother and appreciate all the support from organizations that have come forward in support. However, she is passionately pleading that all actions to support her brother stay peaceful.

Scores of protesters are massed outside the 4th Precinct headquarters in north Minneapolis. Police used a chemical irritant to control the crowd of protesters. Police spokesman John Elder says chemical spray has been coming from both police and the crowd.

Earlier Wednesday, police cleared the entryway where demonstrators had camped out since the shooting of Clark, 24, early Sunday. Clark died a day an officer shot the unarmed black man.


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