A young girl spoke about the recent police violence and feeling of injustice in Charlotte, as she gave an emotional message in front of the Charlotte City Council.
‘We are black people and we shouldn’t have to feel like this’: Nine-year-old girl’s tearful plea to Charlotte council after police shooting of father-of-seven that sparked furious riots
Dozens of furious protesters packed City Hall on Monday to call for police to be held accountable following the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
One of the most heartfelt speeches came from young Zianna Oliphant.
Youngster said it was shameful the community’s black men are being killed.
‘We are black people and we shouldn’t have to feel like this,’ she said
Protesters also called for mayor and police chief to resign after shooting
Scott was killed on September 20 after police say he made a threatening move with his gun as he left his car.
Demonstrations have raged every day since the 43-year-old was shot dead.
Outside Monday’s meeting, protesters marched through Charlotte
A little girl has made a desperate plea to Charlotte city council in a bid to end the deadly cop shootings of black people.
Nine-year-old Zianna Oliphant broke down in tears as she delivered the powerful message to politicians after nearly a week of protests engulfed the North Carolina city.
Charlotte became the first city in North Carolina to bring in body cameras for all its officers last year, but that has not stop six people being fatally shot since then.
In five of those six cases, cops failed to switch their camera on.
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