US: Fresh protests over Louisiana shooting



    US: Fresh protests over Louisiana shooting

    July 7, Washington: Hundreds of people have gathered for a second night of protests at the spot where a black man was pinned to the ground and shot dead by police, media report said.

    Mourners, friends and relatives of Alton Sterling met outside the shop in Baton Rouge where he was killed early on Tuesday morning.
    Some demonstrators chanted "Black lives matter" and called for justice.

    A second video emerged on Wednesday that showed the altercation between the 37-year-old and two police officers.

    It appears to show Sterling being held down and then shot several times, although some shots are heard when the camera moves away from the confrontation, BBC news reported.

    Seconds later, one of the officers is seen removing an object from the man's trousers as he lies on the ground with blood on his chest.

    Police have said Sterling was found to be armed. Officers were initially called because of a 911 report of a man brandishing a gun.

    The latest video was provided to the Daily Beast by the shop owner, Abdullah Muflahi, who said it proves the man was no threat to the officers when he was shot, reports said.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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