Several hundred people marched in Manhattan to protest police brutality despite public officials’ calls for a pause in protests until after two slain officers are buried.
The protesters were mostly peaceful Tuesday night. They chanted “I can’t breathe” and held signs saying “Jail Killer Cops.”
New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said it was unfortunate that some protesters wouldn’t hold off on new demonstrations.
Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who later killed himself. He was angry over the failure to indict white police officers accused of killing unarmed black men.
Earlier Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio led a moment of silence for the men at City Hall.