Demonstrations In The Amadou Diallo Shooting

On February 4, 1999, four plain-clothed New York City police officers shot and killed 23-year old Amadou Diallo, an immigrant from Guinea. Diallo was standing outside of his apartment in The Bronx when the officers fired a total of 41 shots, striking Diallo 19 times. Diallo was unarmed at the time of the shooting, and protests and demonstrations erupted in outrage. In this video, both Amadou Diallo’s father and the Revered Al Sharpton speak at one of these demonstrations. The officers were charged with second-degree murder and acquitted following a trial in Albany, New York.

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Submitted by: Ilana Faber
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