Vauhxx Booker: black activist details ‘lynching threat’ by group of white men in Indiana

A black civil rights campaigner says he was the victim of an ‘attempted lynching’ by a group of white men and ‘would be a hashtag’ had friends not intervened during the incident at a southern Indiana lake.

Vauhxx Booker, who is a member of the Monroe county human rights commission, said the men pinned him against a tree, shouted racial slurs and one of them threatened to ‘get a noose’ at Monroe Lake near Bloomington over the Fourth of July weekend. 

Booker uploaded clips of the encounter to social media, where they were widely shared. The FBI has announced it is investigating the incident: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/08/vauhxx-booker-lynching-attempt-investigation-fbi-indiana

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