Protesters hold a Die-in to Protest Against Police Brutality

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A group called ‘Omaha in Solidarity’ staged a silent protest in Oakview Mall food court at the west Omaha. They held this protest on Monday afternoon. This group was formed after the incidents of police atrocities.

The local group arranged a four minutes event to demonstrate their point. Around 20 people were part of this die-in. They later took out a rally to the Omaha police union headquarters.

Organizer of the protest Albert Blanco said that we are tired of having issues of police brutality and the shootings that have been going on for the past couple of years. We are just trying to address that here in Omaha and nationwide. Al lot of people here don’t know what is going on, so we’re trying to get the point across that this is how people look like when they die or are being beaten by the police. That is what this ‘die-in’ is about.

The group had planned to walk to the police union office, but then later they drove there. The organizer are demanding that the police reduce the size of the force and lessen the recruitment. They said that the body camera, training, etc. will not stop the violence.

D’Shawn Cunningham, a member of the group said that the only solution to decrease the violence by the police is to get the police out of our community.

Omaha Police Officers Association President John Wells said that most of these groups around the country have the real goal of eliminating law enforcement. And the majority of society is not down with that. He further said that a lot of activist groups think that the police force should never use force. They want the police force out of their lives, and that is not reality. He called these deman… MORE

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