LONDON (NBC News) — A prominent British Black Lives Matter activist was shot and is in a critical condition at a London hospital on Monday, her political party said.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you that our own Sasha Johnson has been brutally attacked and sustained a gunshot wound to her head,” the party said in a statement on Facebook. “She is currently in intensive care and in a critical condition.”
The group also said Johnson, a mother, had received “numerous death threats as a result of her activism” and called for a vigil outside a south London hospital on Monday.
“Sasha has always been actively fighting for Black people and the injustices that surround the Black community,” the statement continued. “Let’s all come together and pray for Sasha.”