Wichita protesters demand justice for Missouri teen killed by officer

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WICHITA, KAN. --- Wichita was one of 90 cities across the country Thursday night, where people rallied to honor Michael Brown, the 18-year-old unarmed Missouri man who was shot and killed by an officer last week.

Holding up signs and chanting outside City Hall, protesters asked, how many more shootings of young black men will be enough to spark change.

"We're here to make a stand and say no more," said Juanita of Wichita. "We are taxpayers, we are voting citizens and we don't deserve to have our family members slaughtered in the street not only by police departments but by each other."

Juanita was among the nearly four dozen protesters standing in solidarity with Michael Brown's family and demanding justice for his death.

The tragedy hits close to home for Marcus Porter, who has seven sons between the ages of nine and 27.

Porter says this most recent incident in Ferguson reflects a much bigger problem across the country, one of intolerance. He hopes the protests will send a message to city leaders and elected officials everywhere.

"All we ask is to be treated fairly and equally," Porter said. "Not because I'm brown, not because I'm white, not because I'm red. But because I am an American, and I have those rights and I deserve those rights."


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