USA: Protesters paint 'MURDERER' outiside Rochester police department over Daniel Prude killing

9 сентября 2020 г. 16:51

Hundreds of 'Black Lives Matter' activists and other protesters took to the streets of Rochester once again on Tuesday night, for a protest over the killing of African American Daniel Prude. Protesters were filmed marching towards the City Public Safety Building where they painted «murderer» in capital letters on the ground. The demonstrators later moved to the steps of the City Hall where they painter «resign.» On Tuesday, the chief of the Rochester police department and two deputies resigned after days of protests and growing criticism over the Prude's death. Police bodycam footage of Daniel Prude's arrest in March sparked the protests after it was released last Wednesday. The video showed police covering Prude's head with a «spit hood» and holding him on the ground before he stopped breathing after officers found him naked in the street. Prude was taken to hospital but was declared brain-dead and was subsequently taken off life support on March 30. Prude's brother Joe had called the police for help after it became clear that his brother was experiencing a mental health crisis. Seven police officers were suspended in connection with the case on Thursday, with New York's attorney general announcing the formation of a grand jury to investigate Prude's death on Saturday.

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