Pics: Rally Held in New Jersey against US Racial Discrimination

Pics: Rally Held in New Jersey against US Racial Discrimination
Sun Jul 26, 2015 18:32:05

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Newark, the US state of New Jersey, to voice their outrage over continued police brutality and racial injustice in the country, Al-Alam News Network reports.


According to Tasnim dispatches, the demonstration over racial intolerance was held on Saturday.


The demonstrators carried placards reading "Stop Police Brutality & Murder", "Black Lives Matter", "End Police Terror", and "Stop the War on Black America".


The protest came after recent deaths of black people in the US, including Sandra Bland, an activist who was found hanged in a Texas jail cell just three days after her detention for a minor traffic violation.


Hundreds of family members and friends, as well as politicians, attended the funeral of Sandra Bland in Illinois on Saturday. The 28-year-old woman was found dead in a cell at Waller County Jail in Hempstead on 13 July. Three days prior to the tragedy, she had been detained for allegedly assaulting a state trooper during a traffic stop.


Also at a Charleston church last month, nine black people were killed when a white man opened fire during a Bible study.


In another case in April, a video showing Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, being shot as he was running away from a white police officer in Charleston, South Carolina made global headlines.



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