New York protesters stage rally against police violence on blacks

US protesters have staged a rally in New York City to slam police brutality and raise awareness about what they call institutionalized racism in law enforcement departments.

About 100 protesters occupied a transit center near New York City Hall on Monday.

The protesters were chanting, “We don’t need these killer cops on our streets, on our blocks.”

The rally coincided with the second anniversary of the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

The ongoing spate of police killings of African Americans has sparked anger and protests throughout the country.

The latest demonstration came amid renewed anger over the fatal shooting of several young African-American men by police around the US.

Activists participate in an anti-police brutality protest in City Hall Park in New York City on August 01, 2016. (AFP photo)

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