Protesters ripped away barricades defending a Rochester police precinct as tons of took to the streets in outrage at cops pepper-spraying a 9-year-old lady.
The rally descended on the upstate New York pressure’s Clinton Part precinct after at least 200 marched by way of the town late Monday, the Democrat and Chronicle stated.
“RPD, look what you probably did — you simply maced a bit child,” many chanted, in line with a video from the protest.
A bunch then lifted up and moved away a series of barricades left to maintain the march a protected distance away — with different footage displaying a number of protesters violently shaking the substation’s predominant gate as soon as by way of the barricades.
The gang chanted “Black lives matter” in addition to “Say his title, Daniel Prude,” referring to the black man who died final yr after a mesh bag was put over his head whereas he had a psychological well being episode.
They then yelled abuse as officers introduced out a loudspeaker warning the group to disperse, which it did quickly afterward, the native paper stated. There have been no reviews of violence or arrests.
Monday’s march got here hours after it was introduced that the officers concerned in pepper-spraying the teenager have been suspended with pay. State prosecutors additionally introduced they’re trying into the incident.
“What occurred Friday was merely horrible, and has rightly outraged all of our neighborhood,” Rochester Mayor Pretty Warren stated of the confrontation as cops responded to a household dispute.
Bodycam footage launched Sunday reveals the lady, handcuffed behind her again, rising more and more upset whereas cops attempt to put her in a police automobile, screaming, “I would like my dad.”
“Simply spray her at this level,” one cop lastly says, together with her left sobbing in regards to the ache in her eyes afterward.
The town’s police union got here to the officers’ protection, saying they had been confronted with a troublesome scenario.