Afro-American man Brown was shot and killed by the police, and the public held the largest recent protest
On the 2nd local time, the protests triggered by the shooting of Andrew Brown, an African-American man in Elizabeth, North Carolina, by the police continued. The farewell ceremony of Brown’s body was held that day, and Brown’s family also participated in the protest for the first time.
CCTV reporter Xu Tao: 12 days have passed since Brown, an African American man, was shot and killed by police on May 2nd, local time. On this day, the farewell ceremony for Brown’s body was held in Elizabeth City. On the same day, Elizabeth City broke out the largest demonstration since Brown was killed. Brown’s family also appeared in the parade for the first time.
The protesters chanted slogans, condemning the deep-rooted problems of racial discrimination and police violence in the United States. Brown’s family claimed that it has been more than ten days since Brown was shot and killed by the police, but the police have not yet released the complete law enforcement video to them.
Brown family representative : Thank you to everyone, every family, media, and people everywhere who came here today (2nd). We want to seek justice for Andrew Brown. This is where we started, we started to fight for what we wanted.
National People of Color Anthony Spearman, Chairman of the North Carolina State Association for the Advancement of Species: Andrew Brown is a person, just like the law enforcement officer who took his life, a living person. We will support this family until justice is done.
Brown’s funeral will be held on the 3rd. The local security department maintained a high degree of vigilance over the two days of protests. The local police issued a statement on the 2nd, asking the protesters to maintain peace. Some people said that it was precisely because of the police’s violent law enforcement that protests were triggered. Although there is still a long way to go to get fairness and justice, it must be resisted.
Protest against the Chinese Puton: We must be here, we must fight and get justice for him (Brown). The first is to publish the entire law enforcement video, the law enforcement video from every angle of all the people there, we need to see it.
Protesting against Clark : (Protest) will not end today (2nd), nor will it end tomorrow (3rd) after we send him away.
CCTV reporter Xu Tao: On May 2nd, the parade went to the place where Brown was shot and killed by the police, outside the Brown’s house. You can see that Brown’s portrait is painted on the wall now. The local people told us that this will become a memorial hall in the future. In the demonstrations of the past few days, we have seen protesters chanting for the police to stop violent law enforcement and demand fairness and justice. Many people said that the fairness and justice they want is not only for Brown’s family, but also for African Americans in the United States. Groups and other people of color. But if systematic racial discrimination against people of color and police violence and other human rights violations in the United States are not eradicated, when will true fairness and justice come?