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Americans protest against police brutality in Anaheim


Americans have staged a rally in the city of Anaheim in the state of California to show their outrage at the country’s police brutality.

The Tuesday rally followed similar protests that erupted after an Anaheim police officer shot dead 25-year-old Manuel Angel Diaz on Saturday.

The unarmed Diaz was killed while running from officers on the eastern part of the city.

The incident has sparked days of protests by the angered community. Hundreds of people staged a protest at Anaheim City Hall’s council chamber on Tuesday.

The security forces fired shots into the air to disperse the protesters who were shouting slogans against police brutality during the latest rally.

At least one protester was arrested, according to Sgt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department.

The protesters carried signs that read “Jail killer cops,” and “No justice, no peace.”

After the Saturday shooting, police fired pepper spray at a group of protesters and a police dog attacked at least one person among the protesters.

Meanwhile, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait has expressed concerns about the incident and called for an investigation into the deadly shooting of Diaz.

“Like many residents, I am very, very concerned with what occurred in our city on Saturday night,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait on Monday.

“I am asking the state Attorney General’s Office and the federal US Attorney’s Office for assistance with a full and independent investigation of the entire situation,” he said.

In another incident on Sunday night, a man named Joel Mathew Acevedo was shot dead by police after he allegedly fired at an officer.

The Anaheim City Council has held a meeting to discuss both the deadly police shootings.

So far, police have shot dead five people in the city this year alone.

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