- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Demonstrators protesting police killings of black people have been arrested in a sit-in at a New York City police union’s headquarters building.

Some protesters chained themselves Wednesday inside the lobby at the Police Benevolent Association’s downtown Manhattan building.

Police say 10 protesters were arrested on disorderly conduct charges.

The activists were calling for measures including firing an off-duty officer who shot an unarmed black man in a July 4 traffic dispute. Police and the state attorney general are investigating the shooting.

Protester Jewel Cadet told the Daily News the group was confronting what members see as an institution that protects officers who kill black people.

PBA President Patrick Lynch called the protesters’ anger “misdirected and misinformed.” He called for supporting police, noting recent shootings of officers in the U.S.


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