Black Lives Matter demonstrators blocked streets in Venice Sunday to protest the deaths of Tyre Nichols, who was fatally injured throughout an arrest in Memphis, and Keenan Anderson, who died after he was restrained and shocked by a stun gun by Los Angeles law enforcement officials.
Greater than 200 demonstrators locked arms and compelled site visitors to be rerouted at Venice and Lincoln boulevards, the place the confrontation with Anderson occurred.
“We stopped site visitors in the midst of one of many greatest intersections in Los Angeles. If that’s what has to occur, that’s what we’re going to do and we’re not going to cease, and we’re not afraid of the police,” activist Taylor Rosa instructed KTLA.
On Jan. 3, police say they responded to a automotive crash and located Anderson appearing erratically, working into site visitors, and so they say he tried to carjack an Uber driver.
Officers detained Anderson, a trainer and father from Washington, D.C., restrained him, then used a stun gun. He died hours later after going into cardiac arrest at an area hospital.
Legal professionals representing Anderson’s five-year-old son have sued the town for $50 million.
“Whereas Keenan Anderson was being electrocuted by the LAPD, site visitors simply drove by as if his life didn’t matter,” Rev. Mark Chase of All Saints Church in Pasadena instructed KTLA throughout Sunday’s protest. “Now, everybody goes to cease. Everyone seems to be stopping since we’re right here.”
A toxicology check discovered cocaine and hashish in Anderson’s physique, LAPD Chief Michael Moore stated. His reason for loss of life stays beneath investigation.
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