MIAMI (CBSMaimi) – For the second night in a row, protestors shut down South Florida streets to protest the controversial deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers.
“Hands up, don’t shoot,” chanted protestors in Broward. It was their way of honoring black lives that came to an end at the hands of police officers. Those officers will not charges.
“9-1-1 what is your emergency,” said Wolando Reed about a hypothetical call to police. “Y’all killing us. The police are killing us. Who do we turn to?”
The recent decisions not to press charges against police officers involved in black deaths in New York City and Ferguson have led to protests across the country, including South Florida. Friday, civil disobedience shut down 1-95 near midtown Miami.
Saturday, the protests moved to Fort Lauderdale. Activists marched down Broward Boulevard, eventually making their way to downtown Fort Lauderdale and Las Olas Boulevard.
The protestors were peaceful. Fort Lauderdale police reported no arrests.
Police kept a close watch, mainly to keep protestors safe from traffic.
“I’m just trying to get home, but they do have a point i guess to prove,” said driver Karen Hazelton.
This afternoon, another protest is planned for 3 p.m. in the Wynwood and Midtown areas of Miami.
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