Hundreds In Wichita Protest Police Shootings
Associated Press - July 13, 2016 5:13 am
Black Lives Matter protesters and KHP Troopers face-to-face along I-135 during Tuesday night protests in Wichita. (KSN TV Photo)
Hundreds of people gathered in Wichita for a peaceful protest against recent fatal police shootings.
A group of about 400 people demonstrated Tuesday evening. The group started their protest at McAdams Park before marching along 13th Street where they blocked traffic.
Th crowd walked toward Interstate 135, where state troopers prevented them from accessing the highway. Law enforcement closed some ramps along Interstate 135 as a precaution after protesters originally planned to walk onto the highway. The interstate was never closed during the event.
The group continued marching for about three hours, ending at a park around 10 p.m. Among their chants was, “Black lives matter. All lives matter.”
No injuries were reported.
The protest comes after the recent fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
Information from: KWCH-TV