The community in the city of Pittsburgh is outraged, to say the least about a recent police-involved shooting that resulted in the death of an unarmed 17-year-old black teen who was shot 3 times while running from East Pittsburgh police.

NBC News is reporting:

Chanting ‘black lives matter’ and demanding justice, hundreds of people gathered outside of the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh on Thursday to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen who was running away from officers when he was killed.

“I am not what you think. I’m confused and afraid. I wonder what path I will take. I hear that there’s only 2 ways out,” said Christian of Youth Park Collective, reading a poem written by Antwon Rose II in tenth grade and afterward calling for a moment silence.

PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 21: More than 200 people gathered for a rally to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen at the Allegheny County Courthouse on June 21, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The rally comes in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Antwon Rose by an East Pittsburgh police officer Tuesday night as the 17-year-old ran after being stopped by police in a vehicle suspected of being involved in an earlier shooting. The organizers called on Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. to bring criminal charges against the officer. (Photo by Justin Merriman/Getty Images)

Angry protesters took to the streets of East Pittsburgh Thursday evening, blocking traffic to protest the ongoing police violence in the city.

A small number of motorcycle officers met the protesters about 9:30 p.m. on the Parkway eastbound toward the head of the long line of stalled traffic. Protesters chanted at the officers, some angrily, some with pleas for help from them. The situation appeared tense but remained peaceful. Officers stood ready and provided little response to the protesters. (SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post Gazette

More protests are scheduled but it is unknown as to where and when they will take place. Urban Media Today will continue to cover this story. 

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  1. This letter from Tim Stevens’ B-PEP addresses what may be the most serious root in the racism and violence issue

    Perhaps if we were to protest the media at their stations in mass along with polite peaceful letters and boycotts, we may earn a platform. While we have the attention we can demand a change in the apparent policy of displaying and portraying the grossly unfair proportions of negative images of Americans of African descent in mass media. There is a constant barrage of crime depicting mostly black men even to the point of showing a mugshot of a black victim. Perhaps, people will stop being afraid of us when they see us as they see their own, just people that react similarly in similar circumstances, environments and opportunity instead of being able to turn a blind eye because it’s “those people”.


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