Philadelphia activists demand justice for Rekia Boyd

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In response to the outrageous Chicago court decision exonerating the police in the killing of unarmed, 22-year-old Rekia Boyd, shot in the back of the head by Chicago police Officer Dante Servin, angry Philadelphia protesters on April 20 shut down rush-hour, Market Street traffic outside the 30th Street train station.  Police attacked the demonstrators’ right to free speech, arresting Alkebu-Lan Marcus.  Protesters followed up by marching in the streets to the 16th Precinct at 39th and Lancaster, and then to the 18th Precinct at 55th and Pine, where Marcus was released.  He has been charged with disorderly conduct and three other misdemeanors.

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