Kansas City protesters remember local men killed by police
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — At least 100 people gathered in the Kansas City, Missouri, neighborhood of Westport this weekend to call for police accountability.
The protesters chanted Saturday night the names of men killed by Kansas City police, the Kansas City Star reported.
Organizer Oluwatoyin Keji Akinmoladun said they there to tell the stories of those killed by Kansas City police: Ryan Stokes, Donnie Sanders, Terrance Bridges and Cameron Lamb.
Another speaker questioned why officers needed to wear riot gear for a group of 30 protesters who came out Friday night in neighboring Overland Park, Kansas.
Four people were arrested in the Overland Park protest. One was charged with felony battery on a law enforcement officer, but protesters said he was wrongly arrested.
Renald Donahue said he worried the protest movement would fade away after the first week.
“I’m glad it didn’t die out,” he said.
Several mothers in yellow shirts with the Wall of Moms group in Kansas City also showed up for the demonstration. The group got its start this week following protests in Portland.