- Associated Press - Saturday, December 13, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Protesters turned out in Fayetteville to call attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police

The Fayetteville Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1yLxrVe) marchers waved signs along the curb of Skibo (SKY’-boh) Road, chanting “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” Passing motorists honked their horns in support.

Organizers had originally billed the march as a die-in, but changed the focus in mid-week to a unity march. Organizer Swan Davis said he organized the event after discussions with friends about demonstrations in cities across the country protesting the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York. Grand jury declined to indict the police officers in either case.

Police didn’t have immediate information on the number of marchers attending the protest.


Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, https://www.fayobserver.com

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