Wednesday afternoon, activists gathered on a pedestrian overpass on Las Vegas Boulevard to stage a demonstration.
About three dozen young adults from around the country staged a “die-in,” where participants dropped to the floor in the middle of the bridge between the Mirage and the Venetian Hotel Casinos.
James Hayes, 25 of Ohio was one of the participants.
“Really the purpose is to be in public with our voices and our bodies in this case. So that people understand that the status quo cannot continue; to say that business as usual will not continue. And it’s a way to stand in solidarity with all the people who lost their lives to police brutality,” Hayes said.
Participants were all members of community activist organizations gathered in Las Vegas from around the country to attend an organizing workshop.
The event was put on as a hasty response to a New York grand jury's decision Wednesday not to indict a New York City police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner.
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