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Americans protest police brutality in California

americans protest police brutality in california

People in the US state of California rallied against police brutality one day after demonstrations were held across the country against the acquittal of a white Hispanic man who killed an unarmed black teenager last year.

According to AP, activists and family members of police violence victims rallied Sunday in California’s Orange County city of Anaheim, marking the anniversary of the death of an unarmed Latino man who was fatally shot by Anaheim police.

At least 25 families of victims of police brutality took part in Sunday’s Southern California Unity March Against Police Brutality in Anaheim.

Protesters said police mistreatment has become an epidemic in the country. According to the organizers of the rally, over 10 people were killed by police in Southern California in May alone.

Michael Prysner, a member of Act Now to Stop War and Racism (ANSWER), linked police violent behavior to racial profiling.

Martin, a 17-year-old African American, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in February 2012. On July 13, A Sanford, Florida jury of six women found Zimmerman not guilty of both second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Massive rallies were held Saturday in 100 US cities against the acquittal of Zimmerman.

Source: irib.ir

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