A whole bunch of individuals gathered on the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in Aurora on Sunday to protest racism and police violence. After rallying in Aurora, the group plans to march 5 miles to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial at Denver’s Metropolis Park.
The protest comes one week after one other Black man was shot by police in Wisconsin. Jacob Blake was shot seven occasions by Kenosha police in Wisconsin final Sunday, leaving him paralyzed. Protests across the nation have erupted within the aftermath of the taking pictures that was caught on video.
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“Simply once you suppose it’s over, one other ugly incident occurs,” protester Gregory Strickland stated.
The Aurora Police Division has been underneath scrutiny in latest months after renewed outrage over the demise of Elijah McClain final August.
Tanesha Samuels stated she is marching for McClain, saying she desires to see the officers concerned in his demise arrested and charged. “That’s all I need,” Samuels stated. “It’s been a yr.”
The occasion was organized by the Celebration for Socialism and Liberation and the Frontline Celebration for Revolutionary Motion, in accordance with the Fb occasion.