NATIONAL PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE

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Demonstrators are protesting against police brutality towards minorities. Protesters are angered by increased cases of police violence against unarmed blacks in the United States gathered at multiple locations.

Protesters in several US cities blocked highways and swarmed police precincts, leading to at least two dozen arrests in demonstrations touched off by fresh cases of police violence against unarmed black men.

About 250 activists marched across New York's Brooklyn Bridge, holding up signs that read "Stop murder by police" and "Stop killer cops". About a doze people, including some minors were arrested when they crossed the bridge, and caused traffic delays.

The demonstration was organized by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network following the April 4 fatal shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man shot in the back by a white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina. This killing is just one of a succession of fatal police shootings, which was captured on video, and the cop was charged with murder.

LAPD arrested 15 protesters from a group of nearly 100 after they stopped on Metro Rail tracks and ignored orders to disperse.

More than 100 protesters surrounded a police station in San Francisco and disrupted a meeting at City Hall. In nearby Oakland, demonstrators gathered outside the Oakland PD and moved to Interstate 880. Rush hour on the Bay Bridge linking San Francisco to Oakland was briefly delayed when several protesters tried to block traffic, police said. Six demonstrators were arrested.

In Wisconsin, about 100 protesters, mostly high school students, blocked a major roadway in Madison, where last month's fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Tony Robinson Jr. by a white police officer has triggered a series of demonstrations.

Last year, protests were sparked by a string of high-profile cases of black men losing their lives at the hands of white police officers.

But the outbursts of anger following the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York slowed to a standstill over the winter.Protesters, led by Justice League NYC, has embarked on a 250-mile trek to Washington from New York City, and is due to reach the National Mall on April 21.

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