Rochester sees 13th night of protests over death of Daniel Prude
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Around 75 to 100 people gathered for the 13th night in a row to protest, demanding justice for the death of Daniel Prude.
The crowd gathered at Jefferson Avenue and Samuel McCree Way, where Prude stopped breathing in March.
Protesters repeated calls for the officers involved in the incident to be fired and expressed their disappointment that Mayor Lovely Warren hasn’t resigned.
This news comes after the mayor announced the firing of Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary. His last day was Monday.
Free The People Roc still upset that Mayor Lovely Warren is throwing others under the bus, but remains in Office. pic.twitter.com/Zwed4OJVQX— Patrick Moussignac (@WHEC_Moussignac) September 15, 2020
An organizer named Adrian says as a person she’s okay, but she has got to go.
"Our discomfort is not of who she is. it’s the job that she has," Adrian said. "We are not attacking her as a person but we are attacking the office and the power that she holds."
Adrian continued, "Her oath is that she is here to protect and serve and make better for the entire community, every single citizen including Daniel Prude."
They also expressed that they were not happy with the choice of Mark Simmons as interim Rochester Police Chief.
Free The People ROC don’t support Interim Police Chief. pic.twitter.com/WWbOjuHuRQ— Patrick Moussignac (@WHEC_Moussignac) September 15, 2020
Speakers said they would be back at the Public Safety Building at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Monday night’s protest officially ended early, just before 10 p.m.
Police say there were no arrests to report.
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