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A memorial in Rochester, N.Y. where Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, died while in police custody this past March. In New York City hundreds of Black Lives Matter demonstrators took to the city’s streets in protest.
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Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Suspends Officers Over Asphyxiation Death Of Daniel Prude
The officers were responding to a call from Prude’s brother who was concerned for his sibling’s safety.
The incident, which occurred in March, has sparked another round of Black Lives Matter protests throughout the country. And on Thursday the mayor of Rochester, N.Y., ordered the immediate suspension of the seven officers involved in Prude’s death.
Prude’s family is calling for the officers to be fired and charged with murder.
In New York City, a group of anti-Black Lives Matter protesters and those wearing MAGA gear confronted groups shouting Daniel Prude’s name along with the names of several other Black victims who have died at the hands of police.
PEople are rattled but still don’t see any minor injuries, and most were able to Jump out of way, people still marching now. pic.twitter.com/bfu5IPXNVx
— Gwynne Hogan (@GwynneFitz) September 4, 2020
Hogan reports that protesters have «deescalated the situation» between themselves and Pro-Trump supporters who showed up to counter-protest.
This is a developing story. Some things reported by the media will later turn out to be wrong. We will focus on reports from officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. We will update as the situation develops.
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