- Associated Press - Saturday, December 13, 2014

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) - Hundreds of protesters joined with the state chapter of the NAACP in a march in Bladenboro to call for a thorough federal investigation of a black teen whose death was ruled a suicide.

The Fayetteville Observer reported (https://bit.ly/1GA2SGo) protesters carried signs, sang songs and chanted.

State NAACP President the Rev. William Barber said the organization would not leave Bladenboro until everyone was satisfied that Lennon Lacy’s death had been thoroughly investigated.

Federal officials said Friday that they’re reviewing the investigation of the 17-year-old’s death. His body was found hanging from a swing set at a trailer park in August.

Barber says the group wanted the FBI to look at the case because the local investigation left too many unanswered questions.


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

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