Gathering: Greensboro Joins Different NC Cities Calling For “Justice” At Brown Capturing | Native information
“We have to go together, children,” said Johnson, “and not get tired.”
The protests in Elizabeth City, which had been going on for over a month, continued after the prosecutor released the MPs involved in mid-May. The prosecutor said Brown ignored law enforcement orders and hit a MP with his car.
Brown family lawyers say police footage showed Brown tried to drive away and posed no threat.
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As of Tuesday night, Greensboro was among several cities across the state that joined Elizabeth City to demand truth, transparency and accountability in the investigation into Brown’s death. Rallies began at 5 p.m. in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Charlotte, Fayetteville, and Asheville, led by local religious leaders and allies
Groups that led the protests in Elizabeth City and across the state attend each rally with a list of demands, including the public release of the body-worn camera footage of the police officers who were present at the shooting of Brown.
North Carolina Councilor Rev. Conrad Pridgen said the footage will tell the truth.
“What really happened on April 21st? The footage from the body camera will reveal it, ”he said. “But what did these MPs make so bad that they had to seal the camera footage? … It stinks. You don’t know what happened, but you can smell it here in Greensboro. “