On August 14, eight people were arrested in downtown Miami, following a protest.
Protestors marched in opposition to the killing of Ferguson teen, Michael Brown, and the one year anniversary of Israel Hernandez’s death. Hernandez died after a Miami Beach police officer tazered him on Aug. 6, 2013. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on August 8.
The Dream Defenders and other activists marched into the lobby of the James Lawrence King Federal Justice Building, demanding a meeting with South Florida’s U.S. Attorney Wilfredo Ferrer. They sought to talk about how police use force —- particularly against kids of color.
Photo courtesy of The Miami Herald.
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