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Protesters Halt Traffic Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Teen

June 26, 2018 - 12:34 pm
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PITTSBURGH (AP/Newsradio 1020 KDKA) — Dozens of protesters are shutting down traffic in downtown Pittsburgh during morning rush in a continuing call for justice over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager buried a day earlier.

Marchers have disrupted the city in the days after 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. was killed by a white police officer in nearby East Pittsburgh.

The diverse crowd marched through Pittsburgh on Tuesday with arms locked and chanting, "Who did this? The police did this!" and "Three shots to the back, how do you justify that?" Marchers had refrained from protesting Monday out of respect for the family.

KDKA Radio's Joe DeStio say it was at times, an emotional rally that ended with Antwon Rose’s aunt Carmen thanking the marchers and elected officials who spoke for their support. She says the family wants more than just charges brought for Rose’s death.

“The pain that he has causes this family will never be healed but we are asking for a conviction.”

Joe DeStio

Rose was killed last Tuesday after police stopped a car officials say matched a vehicle wanted in a shooting in a nearby town. He was running when he was shot.

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