Demonstrations Against Police Violence Occupy Streets in US and UK

CAB{Common Dreams Online} – Amid heightened tensions and fears for security after deadly Dallas sniper ambush, Black Lives Matter protests against police violence took to the streets in major American cities and the UK

From Phoenix, Arizona, to Rochester, New York, the cry was the same: “Black lives matter!”

Massive demonstrations responding to the recent fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile took place in Phoenix, New York City, Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Rochester late Saturday evening.

On Sunday, protests took place across the pond in the UK in London, Brixton, and Bristol.

In the U.S., these latest protests occurred amid heightened tensions and fears for security after a lone gunman shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven people at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday.

The majority of the demonstrations on Saturday were reportedly peaceful, although there were reported clashes with police and widespread arrests in Rochester, New York, and St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.