8 Arrested in Miami During Walk for Missouri Teen

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News Release: Associated Press
August 15, 2014

MIAMI (AP) -- Eight people were arrested and later released after dozens gathered in downtown Miami to protest the death of a black teen shot by a police officer in Missouri.

About 100 civil rights activists walked from a college campus to a federal justice building Thursday in honor of slain teenager Michael Brown. They also brought up their own grievances in a city that has struggled with race relations and police brutality for decades.

It's been a year since 18-year-old Israel Hernandez-Llach died after a Miami Beach police officer shocked him with a stun gun as he resisted arrest for spraying graffiti.

Activists want the U.S. attorney to get involved.

The Miami Herald reports eight "Dream Defenders" were arrested after refusing to leave a building after it closed and given disturbing the peace citations.




 
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