High School And College Students Gather Downtown; Demand Justice For Antwon Rose

Motorists Downtown should expect delays

Joe DeStio
March 25, 2019 - 12:02 pm

Related: Antwon Rose's Mother Joins Supporters At Vigil

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Grant Street in front of the County-Courthouse is blocked off as hundreds of high school and college students, carrying umbrellas and signs, are demanding justice for Antwon Rose.

The protest was organized on social media asking students to walk out of class and meet at the courthouse. The protestors then moved down Grant Street to Liberty Avenue blocking the intersection.

One of the speakers at the student rally read off a list of 10 demands with the first one being justice for Rose.

Other demands include the firing of the head of the Pittsburgh fraternal order of police, to vote district attorney Stephen Zappala out of office and they are also endorsing a Allegheny County citizens police review board.

There are rolling closures in the area along Grant Street, with Pittsburgh Public Safety telling motorists to expect delays. In a statement, Pittsburgh Public Schools required participating students has parental consent.

The demonstrators are well behaved and no incidents have been reported.

Antwon Rose's mother Michelle Kenney urged Woodland Hills students not to walk out of school Monday morning.

She spoke at the high school her son graduated from shortly before he was fatally shot by former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld.

 (Videos credit: Allison Evans)

The Post-Gazette reports she urged students to stay in school so that they can get an education and change state laws she said failed her son.  

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