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190 arrests in shooting protest

May 08, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

The Rev. Al Sharpton was among dozens arrested as demonstrators blocked traffic at the height of the evening rush hour to protest the acquittal of three detectives in the 50-bullet shooting of an unarmed black man on his wedding day.

Police estimated that about 190 people were arrested, including Sharpton, two survivors of the November 2006 shooting and the fiance of Sean Bell, the slain man. They lined up and put their hands behind their backs as police arrested them on disorderly conduct charges.

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