Protesters gathered in Union Square on Sept. 28, 2018 demanding justice for the death of Botham Jean. Jean was killed in his Dallas apartment earlier this month when Officer Amber Guyger mistook his apartment for her own and shot him, believing him to be an intruder. He was 26 years old.
Chants of “no justice, no peace” filled the air as the crowd made the trek from Union Square to 23rd St. Friday evening. The protest was organized by “NYC Shut It Down,” an activist group that shines light on police brutality and racism.
Guyger has been dismissed from her position with the Dallas Police Department, and is being brought up on manslaughter charges. She is currently out on bail.