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Demonstrators in United States Protest Police Brutality

Madison, March 12 (RHC)-- People in the United States have once again taken to the streets to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed African American teenager by a white police officer in Madison, Wisconsin.

On Wednesday afternoon, some 1,500 protesters, some banging plastic pails or blowing whistles, marched to the state Department of Corrections headquarters in Madison to protest the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson by 45-year-old Matt Kenny.

Since Friday night, when the teenager was shot, the protests over the deadly incident have continued, amid growing anger against the discrimination of minorities by white police officers.

The demonstrators marched through the streets of the city, carrying signs, beating drums and chanting, "The whole damn system is guilty as hell!" They held signs that read: "Black Lives Matter" and “Hands Up, Don't Shoot.”

Police brutality as well as the racial profiling of minorities by U.S. law enforcement agencies has become a major concern in the United States. The killing of several unarmed Black men by white police officers in recent months and decisions by grand juries not to indict the officers triggered large-scale protests across the United States.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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