Michael Brown, Eric Garner justice demonstrations continue


This 3 December 2014 video from the USA is called No Charges For White Cop In Eric Garner Killing, Despite Shocking Video.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Police killings protests keep up pressure

Monday 8th December 2014

Citizens demand justice for Garner and Brown

PROTESTERS carrying signs bearing names of black people killed by police marched outside the US Capitol in Washington yesterday to demand a human rights investigation.

About two dozen protesters were met by a line of police who stopped them from advancing toward the building.

Virginia State University associate professor and protest organiser Zoe Spencer said the characters of victims had been dragged through the mud “to justify their own murders.”

Shouts of “Hands up, don’t shoot” began as protesters marched away from the Capitol but quickly changed to chants of “Fists up, fight back.”

Protests continued in New York and in Philadelphia 200 people staged a silent “die-in.”

They lay in the street for four minutes and 30 seconds to symbolise the four hours and 30 minutes the body of teenager Mr Brown was left lying on the street after he was shot.

Several US cities have seen regular protests since a grand jury decision last week not to bring criminal charges against the white police officer whose chokehold contributed to Mr Garner’s death in July.

The killings of Mr Garner and Mr Brown highlighted strained relations between police and the black community.

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton didn’t help matters when he said on Sunday that an internal probe into Mr Garner’s death could take four months — and only then would he decide if officers had broken department rules.

Meanwhile in Chicago church-affiliated protesters marched through the city, carrying signs and chanting: “I can’t breathe” and “Hands up, don’t shoot.”

In Florida activists blocked a motorway, clogging up traffic headed for Miami Beach.

In Berkeley, California, police used tear gas and fired rubber bullets at hundreds of demonstrators and bystanders Saturday night at a protest against police violence: here.

More than 150 detained in California as police killing protests reignite: here.

BERKELEY PROTESTS BLOCKED MAJOR HIGHWAY For the third night, protesters showed up in the hundreds to protest the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury verdicts. Many blocked Interstate 80, while others stood in the way of an oncoming Amtrak train. [AP]

Over 150 people were arrested in Emeryville, California Monday night after protesters blocked traffic in both directions on Interstate-80, the busiest freeway in the East Bay Area. Over 1,500 protesters had come out for a third consecutive night of protests over police violence in Berkeley. Protesters also stopped an Amtrak train for several hours: here.

HUNDREDS of Californian protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through Berkeley’s streets again on Tuesday night: here.

Serious flaws in testimony of Michael Brown’s killer Darren Wilson: here.

Ferguson: Two witnesses of the Brown shooting have now been found dead under suspicious circumstances, while local authorities have not announced any leads in either case, and the press has provided minimal coverage: here.

Some 200 demonstrators protested Saturday outside a memorial service for Akai Gurley held in Brooklyn. The 28 year old Gurley was shot by NYPD officer Peter Liang on November 20 near Brooklyn’s Pink Houses: here.

CLEVELAND (Ohio), Dec 9 — The mother of a 12-year-old black boy shot dead by police in Cleveland after he was spotted in a playground wielding a toy gun demanded yesterday the officers involved in the killing be prosecuted: here.

Latest news from Florida in the USA today: Cedric Bartee, Unarmed Black Man Shot By Florida Deputy, Allegedly Had Hands Up: here. See also here.

Albert Einstein (1946): The need to speak out against racism in the USA.

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