Protesters March against Police Shootings outside Cowboys' Stadium in Texas (+Video)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Hundreds of US demonstrators marched outside AT&T Stadium ahead of Sunday's Dallas Cowboys game, while rolling empty coffins to protest recent fatal police shootings.
Demonstrators marched around AT&T Stadium ahead of an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants in protest of the recent killings of two black men by police, in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
Botham Jean and O'Shae Terry were fatally shot by police in North Texas earlier in the month.
Attorney Lee Merritt, who represents the family of Botham Jean, says protesters are demanding that Dallas police officer Amber Guyger be fired and charged with murder instead of manslaughter for Jean's death, Sun Francisco Chronicle reported.
Guyger, who is white, shot the 26-year-old Jean, who was black and her neighbor, on Sept. 6 at his apartment. The officer told investigators that she mistook Jean's apartment for her own and thought she was being burglarized.
O’Shae Terry, 24, was also killed while attempting to leave the scene of a traffic stop on Saturday, Sept. 1.
The protest outside the stadium, where the Cowboys hosted the New York Giants, was the latest since Jean and Terry 's death. There also have been demonstrations outside Dallas police headquarters and at a City Council meeting.