Protesters gathered in the city of Grand Rapids in the US state of Michigan on Wednesday evening after police released footage of the killing of a Black man by a white police officer.

The officer, who has not been named, shot Patrick Lyoya in the head following a traffic stop on April 4.

The new footage of the incident shows the officer lying on top of Lyoya as the two men appear to struggle. The video also shows the white officer shooting the 26-year-old Black man in the head.

In response, several hundred protesters, some carrying «Black Lives Matter» signs, gathered outside the Police Department. They demanded police release the name of the officer who fatally shot Lyoya.


ab/msh (AP, AFP)


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