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PHOTOS: Protests erupt in NYC to decry police brutality

July 09, 2016 23:33 IST

IMAGE: People take part in a protest against the killing of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and in support of Black Lives Matter during a march along Manhattan's streets in New York. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters.

Hundreds people took to the streets of New York City to protest the recent police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota, a one day after five police officers were killed and seven others wounded during a protest in Dallas.

IMAGE: People take part in a protest in New York. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters.

Hundreds of people marched through Times Square in New York City to protest the deaths this week of Philando Castile and Alton.

"Hands up! Don't shoot!," they chanted, and held signs calling for justice for the African-American victims of police killings.

IMAGE: People walk over the names of people killed by police as they take part in the protest. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters.

"We're not walking against police," said one rally leader at the WilliamsburgBridge. "We're against bad cops. These guys have family," NBC quoted a protestor.

IMAGE: Protesters, marching and holding placards towards members of the New York Police Department on motorbikes in Manhattan. Photograph: Bria Webb/Reuters

The protesters disrupted traffic through much of midtown Manhattan. Police in riot gear were patrolling the streets after the protesters marched. More than 20 square blocks remained cordoned off.

IMAGE: A protestor is detained by NYPD officer in New York. Photograph: Bria Webb/Reuters.

Five police officers were killed and seven others injured by snipers on Thursday in "ambush style" firing in the US city of Dallas during a protest against the fatal police shootings of black men this week, making it one of the deadliest attacks on law enforcers in America since 9/11.

IMAGE: Residents raise a placard during the protest against in Manhatta. Photograph: Bria Webb/Reuters.

The main suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Micah Johnson, who was later killed in a blast caused by a robot-controlled explosive device sent in by officers. Johnson was army reservist and Afghan veteran, officials said.

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