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Campout Protest At Bridgeport Police Headquarters Ends

Courtesy of Travis Carbonella

Protesters who had camped out in front of police headquarters in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for over a week have broken down camp, but say they will continue to protest police brutality in the city.

The protesters from Black Lives Matter, Justice for Jayson, and the Connecticut Bail Fund are calling for the withdrawal of school resource officers and the elimination of gang databases. They also want a Citizens’ Advisory Board to be created to oversee policy and procedures. 

City Council President Aidee Nieves says the council will take up their demands, but made no promises.

Leaders of the camp say the Reverend Al Sharpton will lead a protest and march through the city this Saturday.

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