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Dozens rally on Capitol steps for change

3 years 10 months 1 week ago Monday, December 08 2014 Dec 8, 2014 December 08, 2014 4:38 AM December 08, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Jessica LeBlanc

BATON ROUGE - Cries for justice on the steps of the Capitol were loud and clear.

Dozens of people rallied together in a united cause to bring about change and awareness.

The group that organized the rally is Baton Rouge Organizing.

The "I Can't Breathe" event was partly to honor Eric Garner, the man in New York who died from a chokehold by a police officer.

"We can't let this happen again. No parent should have to go through this. This is torture. And I want to start getting laws changed...of getting outside prosecutors investigating these cases because these officers are getting off way too much. It's time for change," said Wyteika Tillman.

Tillman's own son was shot several times by an officer in Houma a few months ago.

She said she hopes people will start attending legislative meetings and demand answers for change.

Protesters said the rally was not about race, but it was about justice.

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