By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A protester who suffered a serious eye injury in the unrest following George Floyd’s death has filed a lawsuit against the City of Minneapolis, including the police chief and multiple officers.

WCCO has previously reported on Soren Stevenson, who was at the front of a protest line at a ramp to southbound I-35W and at University Avenue on May 31. In the protest, a “non-lethal” round struck Stevenson’s left eye.

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“We were linking arms and just before that, we were saying ‘hands up, don’t shoot’,” Stevenson recalled in the June 3 interview.

Now, in a lawsuit filed against the City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and multiple “John Doe” police officers, Stevenson says he suffered injuries as a result of unreasonable use of deadly force.

Stevenson says he was exercising his First Amendment rights when he was struck in the left eye with a “40 millimeter blunt-impact projectile” that ultimately resulted him losing the eye.

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There were no warnings given to Stevenson, who was unarmed and displayed no aggression, the lawsuit said. The protest was also held well before the 8 p.m. curfew.

“These actions and inactions were more than immoral; they were inhuman,” the lawsuit states.

MORE: Read the court document.

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The lawsuit is seeking more than $5 million for injuries suffered and more than $5 million in punitive damages.