Third night of protests over US police shootings; grand jury to review Akai Gurley case

Rallies to mark the deaths of black people shot dead by white policemen have been organised in New York and other US cities. A grand jury is to look into the latest case, of Akai Gurley.

Hundreds of protesters marched in New York for the third consecutive night on Friday. Some briefly laid down in Macy’s flagship store, Grand Central Terminal and an Apple store. They walked down Fifth Avenue sidewalks and other parts of Manhattan, with signs and chants of “Black lives matter” and “I can’t breathe.”

The family of Akai Gurley, an unarmed black man shot and killed by a New York police officer last month in the stairwell of a public housing project, spoke out for the first time on Friday.

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“He hasn’t done nothing wrong. He’s a good man, good, he loves his family, he loves his baby girl,” Gurley’s mother Sylvia Palmer told reporters on Friday.
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