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RSS FeedsAmadou Diallo will never be forgotten
(WorldNews Africa)


4 july 2020 13:02:15

Amadou Diallo will never be forgotten
(WorldNews Africa)

As Tanya Thorpe watched the protests about George Floyd`s killing spread across the United States, even up to her own neighbourhood in relatively quiet, relatively conservative upstate New York, she thought about the first time she went to a protest, as a young adult, over the shooting of a West African immigrant called Amadou Diallo. “That was my first,” she said. “The first time I saw something and felt like I had to be there.” Diallo, born to a Guinean family in Liberia in 1975, was unarmed and in his own apartment building when he was shot dead by police officers in New York City in 1999. The trial of the police officers was moved out of the city to the state capital, Albany, near where...

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