Wethersfield Avenue was shut down on Thursday evening during a demonstration outside of police headquarters.
Cornell Lewis, a community activist, played a drum in the middle of The Silas Dean Highway, traffic stopped, shut down by police for a large crowd of protesters. They were upset at the police shooting of an 18-year-old Anthony Cruz. He reportedly drove at an officer on foot after fleeing a traffic stop.
Bishop John Selders with Moral Monday said, “There is so much passion here, so much anger and grief, something has to change here! Can you make change with it? I think so!”
The protestors chanted “Black lives matter, all lives matter.”
And they say they that all they want is justice for Chulo, they want justice for everyone.
Chulo’s nephew, Davon Colon is only 17-years-old. He is pushing for change on all levels, saying the community can do better, the police can do better.
“All lives matter, to everyone sitting on the couch watching this on TV, your life matters to me, and to everybody that’s here,” said Colon.
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Out of respect, police shut down traffic to keep the protesters safe as they marched.
The 18-year-old was fatally shot by a Wethersfield police officer over the weekend.
Police said Cruz drove a stolen car at officers, forcing them to shoot.
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