Alton Sterling Protest Scheduled For Lee Circle, Organizers Say Police Behavior Is ‘Unacceptable’

UPDATE: ‘New Black Panther Party’ Coming To Baton Rouge, Calls Police HQ The ‘Baton Rouge Pig Dept’

A #BlackLivesMatter-style group has organized a protest rally around New Orleans’ Lee Circle that is set to start in just a few hours in response to the death of Alton Sterling, whose shooting altercation with Baton Rouge police has rocked the country.

A group called The 505 said used language similar to that of BlackLivesMatter, saying that police officers conduct across the country is “unacceptable.”

Here’s what the organizers told The Gambit:

“What police are doing in America today is unacceptable. The aim of this performance is to show our local police force how many people have died this year alone in the hands of their greater organization. We hope that they will see us on the ground as they head home to their families, and see us in their minds the next time they reach for their guns.”

The rally comes just a day after snipers in Dallas killed five Dallas police officers, and wounded many others, during a BlackLivesMatter protest.

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