Protesters in downtown Charleston calling for justice for Walter Scott
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A group of protesters in downtown Charleston called for justice for Walter Scot, the first protest since the mistrial verdict in the trial for Michael Slager.
Charleston police say around six people gathered in the area of Columbus Street and Aiken Street Wednesday night.
The group could be heard chanting,"We're doing this for Walter Scott. No justice, no peace."
"We need to make sure we police our communities," said Johnathan Thrower who led the group. "Let's strengthen ourselves."
The group also says people need to build better families in their community. "Justice for Walter Scott does not encompass throwing a rock at a police station. Justice for Walter Scott is actually building our communities and making sure we take responsibilities for our communities," Thrower said.
According to a tweet by CPD officials, the protest started with 15 people in the area of Columbus Street and the Hampstead Mall Playground.
Charleston police officials said the protest ended peacefully a little before 8 p.m.
Slager, a former North Charleston police officer, is charged in the April 4, 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott.
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