Obama says attacks on police hurt Black Lives Matter cause

Obama says attacks on police hurt Black Lives Matter cause

Obama says attacks on police hurt Black Lives Matter cause

Black Lives Matter protesters took to the streets Friday to protest police killings for the second consecutive day.

Since the shootings in Dallas a number of protests have been held condemning police violence against civilians, especially people of color, and condemning violence against police.

Hundreds of protesters held a sit-in near East Avenue and Alexander Streets, reported News 8 WROC Rochester.

It followed a protest in central London on Friday, after U.S. police officers killed Alton Sterling, 37, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile, 32, in St Paul, Minnesota.

The group's march is also meant to raise awareness for what it said is the unjust treatment from D.C. police toward its communities. Brown didn't elaborate on the man's statements about the group, but added: "He said he was upset about the recent police shootings". Most Americans respect police officers for the sacrifices they make and the hard and unsafe work they do.

At least 123 black people have been shot dead by police in the United States this year, half of last year's toll of 258, according to Washington Post data.

There was also a similar demonstration in Liverpool.

It is yet to be seen if this will be ruled a justifiable homicide whereby the police officers will likely be exonerated for their actions in taking Sterling's life.

People were holding signs and standing around in solidarity, some say, more needs to be done.

Micah Johnson was killed early Friday by a remote-controlled “bomb robot” that Dallas police sent into the parking garage where the shooter holed up after the initial attack.

In Atlanta, a crowd of about 2,000 people blocked a downtown interstate ramp during a march organized by the NAACP that resulted in two arrests by the Georgia State Patrol.

Police used crowd control measures including smoke, police spokesman Steve Linders said.

Rochester Police Chief Micheal Ciminelli said at a press conference the arrests were made because members of his police department and nearby law enforcement agencies did not have enough resources to answer other emergency calls. He said a smaller group of people began marching at about 8 p.m.to another area of the city, while "there were repeated requests for them to move".

"I was beaten bloody by police officers".

The rally today is partly an attempt to jump in front of this issue before it hits closer to home.

Their deaths and accompanying videos showing their treatment at the hands of law enforcement has caused widespread around the globe.

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