POWERFUL: Tearful #BlackLivesMatter Protester Thanks Dallas Police for Saving Her Life (VIDEO)
Wounded Black Lives Matter protester Shetamia Taylor thanked Dallas police officers for saving her life during the mass killing by Black Power activist Micah Johnson.
Shetamia was shot in the leg during the chaos and a police officer laid on top of her to shield her and her son from more bullets.
Taylor teared up when talking about how she saw another officer get gunned down near her as she lay on the ground bleeding.
This black lives matter protester was thankful to the Dallas police for saving her life and her son’s life on Thursday.
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Shetamia Taylor, 37, cried as she recounted how she and her son survived after an officer threw himself on top of them to shield them from the bullets amid the carnage in Dallas that killed five police officers and injured seven others and two civilians, including Taylor.
At a press conference at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Taylor said that she took her four sons to the protest when she heard two gunshots as Johnson began firing, then saw an officer fall to the ground.
“He said: ‘He has a gun. Run,'” Taylor recalled as she choked back tears.
“I was running and I felt the bullet in the back of my leg,” she said as she screamed at her children to run ahead. Her 15-year-old son, Andrew, went to “grab me but I was already shot so I grabbed him and lay on top of him. An officer jumped on top of me and covered me and my son. And there was another one at our feet, and there was another one at our head. They stayed there with us. I saw another officer get shot in front of me.”