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Black Sedan Bulls Through Police-Shooting Protest

Hundreds engage in protest on the streets of Pittsburgh
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2018 9:36 AM CDT
Protestors cross the Roberto Clemente bridge during a evening rush hour march that began in downtown Pittsburgh Friday, June 22, 2018.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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(Newser) – Hundreds of people hit the streets of Pittsburgh on Friday for the third straight night to protest the police shooting of an unarmed teen, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Angry over the death of Antwon Rose, 17, the protesters stopped and sang outside PNC Park just before 10pm as fans tried leaving a Pittsburgh Pirates game and found the home-plate gate locked. Four arrests were made, CNN notes, and a black Mercedes Benz pushed through the crowd, angering protesters who punched the sedan and chased it down West General Robinson Street. Police are still searching for the vehicle, TribLive reports.

Things also got heated between some pedestrians and protesters. "I disagree with everything they are doing," said a passerby who shouted "blue lives matter" outside PNC Park. "I'm a big supporter of our military and police, and [the protesters] have no right to be obstructing people like they are." But the crowd, a mix of black and white, was mostly peaceful despite the presence of police in full riot gear. "We didn’t feel threatened at all," said a woman visiting from Austin, Texas. "There’s still this feeling of injustice and how much violence there is for young black men and they have to ask for justice and fairness." (See what a medical examiner said about the Rose shooting.)

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