Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Ohio city crowd protests over boy shot by police............

CLEVELAND: Several hundred people have temporarily blocked traffic in downtown Cleveland while demonstrating in support of a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a police officer responding to a call about someone waving a gun. 

Protesters sat in a major intersection Tuesday, then marched past city hall and down an exit ramp to block a busy freeway. Police observed but didn't take action against the protesters, who chanted phrases such as "Hands up, don't shoot." 

The protesters demonstrated after the death of Tamir Rice, who was shot Saturday. Police later determined Tamir had an airsoft gun that looked like a real firearm. 

The demonstration came as people across the country protested a grand jury's decision not to indict a white officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.