MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters and community groups are planning a community Thanksgiving dinner outside of a Minneapolis police station where demonstrators have been camped out for more than a week.

Minneapolis NAACP president Nekima Levy-Pounds says everyone is welcome to attend the Thanksgiving meal at 3 p.m. Thursday.

She said the meal is being hosted by the NACCP and Zion Baptist Church and designed to promote healing after the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.

Clark was shot Nov. 15 by Minneapolis police after authorities said he struggled. Some who say they saw the shooting alleged he was handcuffed at the time, which police dispute.

While some have called for the encampment at the police station to end, Levy-Pounds says it has become a place where the community can gather and heal.

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