Louisiana: Protests Erupt over Fatal Police Shooting of Alton Sterling | Democracy Now!

Louisiana: Protests Erupt over Fatal Police Shooting of Alton Sterling | Democracy Now!

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, protests have erupted over the fatal police shooting of 37-year-old African American Alton Sterling. Cellphone video of the shooting appears to show a Baton Rouge police officer pinning Sterling to the ground outside a convenience store, then pointing a gun at his chest. The video then captures the sound of at least five gunshots. A warning to our television audience: This video is graphic.

Witness: “They shot him?”
Witness: “Yes.”
Witness: “Oh, my [bleep] goodness.”

The East Baton Rouge coroner says Sterling died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back. Hundreds protested throughout the night.

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