Protesters march in Grand Rapids streets for the third night since the release of a fatal police shooting video

Protesters march in Grand Rapids streets for the third night since the release of a fatal police sho ...

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Protesters seeking for police reform and accountability walked to Grand Rapids for a third night since the release of a video depicting an officer fatally shooting Patrick Lyoya.

Another demonstration and march are scheduled for the Saturday, April 16th in downtown Grand Rapids.

Demonstrantes sounded loudly over Lyoya's name, but they were called for justice.


Following a traffic stop in Southeast Grand Rapids, Lyoya, an immigrant from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was shot and killed on April 4 at around 8:10 a.m.

Lyoya's car was pulled off by a Grand Rapids policeman who worked alone. The license plate was inadequate.

After Lyoya's officer tried to take him into custody, then a fight ensued over the officer's Taser. The officer was on the ground, when the officer shot him, according to a cell phone video.

, with civil rights advocates requesting that the officer be charged and fired.

During a Thursday press conference, Grand Rapids resident Dorothy Sewe waved wearing a red jacket and carrying a Kenyan flag. She touched Lyoya's family and assisted in comforting Lyoya's mother, Dorcas.

Sewe was born in the United States in 2001 and was declared refugee. She said the fatal police shooting in Grand Rapids is causing her awry, especially in light of previous shootings across the country.

She has nine grandchildren.

In 2014, Sewe remembered one of her grandchildren discussing the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

"He said, 'Moma, will the cops kill us," she recalls. "I asked why and he said "Because we're black."

"So my grandkids think they will be murdered by police because they are black," she said.

We cannot hide it from them whenever something like (the Grand Rapids shooting) happens, Sewe said. We cant hide it from them. We cannot.


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