USA: Hundreds demand justice in Thurman Blevins shooting in Minneapolis

Hundreds took to the streets in Minneapolis on Tuesday to protest the fatal shooting of Thurman Blevins by police. Some 200 protesters gathered at the plaza outside the Hennepin County Government Center. They held banners with slogans such as «Justice for Thurman», «Jail all racist killer cops» or «Abolish police» and called for the arrests of the two officers involved. «He never even got a... Еще chance to turn around…They shot my brother in his back. He [officer] emptied the clip in my brother's back,» said the victim's sister, Darlynn Blevins, at the rally. Another protester, civil rights lawyer and former mayoral candidate in Minneapolis Nekima Levy-Pounds underlined in her speech: «The only officer who held accountable for shooting a civilian was a black Muslim Somali man.» On July 30, The Minneapolis Police Department released body-camera footage showing the moment two officers shoot and kill a fleeing, supposedly armed suspect in the city's North Side. The incident had happened on June 23. On Monday, the Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced the decision not to press charges against the officers involved. See related coverage by Ruptly:

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