Friday, March 15, 2013

Demonstrators Met With Riot Police, Arrests at Vigil for Brooklyn Teen Shot by Police

Heavy police presence, "media blockout" continue in days following shooting of Kimani Gray 

Police officers arrest a demonstrator during a march after a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Demonstrators gathered for a third night in a row in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn Wednesday night over the shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray by the NYPD over the weekend. Residents from the area who marked the evening with another protest and candlelight vigil were met once again by riot police—who arrested up to 50 protesters in the area including Gray’s sister.

Sophie Lewis at In These Times reports that the "whole of East Flatbush is becoming a so-called Frozen Zone: an unofficial NYPD tactic of totally excluding the media from an area."

Lewis reports on the scene Wednesday night:

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