On Saturday, thousands of people marched through New York City to protest, ‘Enough is Enough’ against police violence. According to a report posted by CBS News on Dec. 13, tens of thousands of people lined up at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village and then marched up Fifth Avenue in Midtown. The purpose of this march was to bring justice to all the unarmed black men who were killed by police in the past.
The protestors were calling for justice for 18-year-old Michael Brown who was killed by a white police officer, 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was shot and killed by a white police officer, the Staten Island man, Eric Garner who was put in a choke-hold by a white police officer and killed, and a black man by the name of Akai Gurley who was shot and killed in a stairwell by a white police officer. Tens of thousands of protestors marched through New York City for all of these young black men who were all killed by white police officers.
As a matter of fact, one man at the march who refused to give his name stated to CBS News:
There is a systematic murder of people of color in this country and it’s institutionalized racism. The people are here to convince the people in power to legislate against this.
Although most of the march did stay peaceful for the most part, according to NBC News, two police officers were assaulted by someone on the Brooklyn Bridge.
What do you think about this? Do you think we will see justice for these young black men? Do you think the police officers who were responsible for these deaths should be prosecuted? Sound off with your opinion in the comments section below and let everyone know what you think.