A protest staged in Brooklyn over the murder of a young teenager turned violent Wednesday night. About 200 people took to the streets of a Brooklyn neighborhood with bottles and bricks to protest against the killing of 16-year-old Kimani ‘Kiki’ Gray . During the protest, an officer suffered a gash when a brick hit him in the face and more than 50 demonstrators were arrested, reports the NY post.
During the demonstration, the sister of 16-year-old Kimani Gray, Mahnefah Gray, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
NYPD officers say they killed the teenager on Saturday after he pulled a gun on them. But eyewitnesses claim he wasn’t armed with a gun when two undercover police officers gunned him down in front of a home E 52nd St. near Tilden Ave. An autopsy has revealed that the young boy, who belonged to the Bloods gang member, was shot seven times: four in the front, three in the back.
Demonstrator Tyreck Strachan, 13, who was arrested and later released from the 67th Precinct station house, was qupted by the NY Post as saying: “I was standing at the corner, on the sidewalk, and the cop said, ‘You can’t stand there.’” He then added: “I said, ‘I’m on the sidewalk.’ He started hitting me with a stick.”