December 13, 2014 – Back Americans and whites, young and old today troop out in their hundreds protesting extra-judicial killing of blacks by policemen.
Protests were held in New York, Washington DC with all voicing disdain at the refusal of the President Barack Obama-led government to punish perpetrators as expected.
The protest is fueled by decision of grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict white police officers who killed two unarmed black men in the US.
Gwen Carr whose son died in one of the incidents told CNN. “This is a history-making moment. It’s just so overwhelming to see all who have come to stand with us. Look at the masses — black, white, all races, all religions. … We need to stand like this at all times.”
For Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, a teenager killed in Ferguson, Missouri said,
“What a sea of people. If they don’t see this and make a change, then I don’t know what we got to do.” Kadiatou Diallo, whose son Amadou was shot 41 times by four New York police officers in 1999, held up a Time magazine cover about her son’s slaying. The officers were prosecuted on second-degree murder and other charges but were acquitted by a jury.
“Today, 15 year later, we are standing together and demanding the same thing,” she said of police brutality. “Think about that for a moment. Think about all the young men taken from us.” “This is not the end, because of the sea of people who stood up.”