New York, NY – December 21 The protests demanding justice for Sean Bell, gunned down by the NYPD on November 25, 2006, continue – and are getting more militant. A “Day Of Outrage” protest, called by the December 12th Movement / Black Men’s Movement for “Black Thursday” (December 21, 2006) drew several hundred angry participants. Responding to the call to “Shut Down Wall Street”, activists from a wide array of organizations gathered at Liberty and Nassau Streets in lower Manhattan’s financial district – meeting there to protest what organizers’ called “the police murder of unarmed Sean Bell and attempted murder of his unarmed friends Trent Benefield and Joseph Guzman.”
â€œNo more business as usual. Our demands are clear. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly must go! The head of the Organized Crime Bureau, Anthony Izzo must go! The cops involved in this murder must be indicted, prosecuted, and go straight to jail,â€ declared event spokesman Omowale Clay.