The evening of Wednesday March 28th 2018, hundreds of New Yorkers marched from Columbus Circle to Times Square in protest over the fatal shooting of unarmed Stephon Clark by the police in Sacramento, California on March 18th.
22 years old and African-American, Clark was shot at 20 times while in his grandmother's backyard. He was hit by 8 bullets. 7 of them in the back.
The demonstration took place one day after Louisiana attorney general, Jeff Landry, announced he would not prosecute two Baton Rouge police officers in the 2016 death of Alton Sterling. Earlier Wednesday, the White House issued a statement that cases of excessive force by law enforcement - such as Stephon Clark, Alton Sterling, and Eric Garner - are a "local matter" rather than a national concern. The rallies began.
Footage of the march down 9th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen as protestors made their way to Times Square.
E. B. Gallardo