Sharpton requires protests over Patrick Lyoya police capturing loss of life: ‘Time to struggle once more’

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Rev. Al Sharpton referred to as for protests this week following the deadly capturing of Patrick Lyoya, 26, on April 4 by a Michigan police officer.

“It’s time for you to stand up, stand up in Michigan, stand up in the US, to stand up all over the world,” Sharpton mentioned Friday. “It’s time to fight again. It’s time to march again. It’s time to organize again. It’s time to rally again. It’s time to walk together, children. Don’t you get weary. No justice, no peace.”

Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old man from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was shot and killed by an officer on April 4.

Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old man from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was shot and killed by an officer on April 4.
(Grand Rapids Police Division)

AL SHARPTON DEMANDS NAME OF POLICE OFFICER WHO KILLED PATRICK LYOYA, DESPITE NO CHARGES YET FILED

Sharpton spoke throughout Lyoya’s funeral in Grand Rapids, Michigan, stating, “We were created in the image of God.”

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“When you see us, you are seeing what God put together. And what God put together, you don’t have the right to violate,” he added.

Sharpton, a Black rights activist, spoke to the a whole lot who attended the funeral held at Renaissance Church of God in Christ.

Rev. Al Sharpton delivers the eulogy at the funeral of Patrick Lyoya, who was shot and killed by a Grand Rapids Police officer during a traffic stop on April 4, at Renaissance Church of God in Christ in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 22, 2022. 

Rev. Al Sharpton delivers the eulogy on the funeral of Patrick Lyoya, who was shot and killed by a Grand Rapids Police officer throughout a visitors cease on April 4, at Renaissance Church of God in Christ in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 22, 2022. 
(REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy)

Rev. Al Sharpton delivers the eulogy at the funeral of Patrick Lyoya, who was shot and killed by a Grand Rapids Police officer during a traffic stop on April 4, at Renaissance Church of God in Christ in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 22, 2022.

Rev. Al Sharpton delivers the eulogy on the funeral of Patrick Lyoya, who was shot and killed by a Grand Rapids Police officer throughout a visitors cease on April 4, at Renaissance Church of God in Christ in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 22, 2022.
(REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy)

Michigan State Police are investigating the incident that occurred earlier this month when Lyoya was pulled over for a visitors cease earlier than being shot amid a short wrestle over the officer’s Taser. 

After struggling over a Taser, the officer pulled his handgun and shot Patrick Lyoya once in the head.  (Grand Rapids Police Department)

After struggling over a Taser, the officer pulled his handgun and shot Patrick Lyoya as soon as within the head.  (Grand Rapids Police Division)
(Grand Rapids Police Division)

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The officer, a White man whose identify has not but been launched, pulled the 26-year-old over as a result of his automobile’s tags did not belong to the automobile. 

Lyoya, who’s from the Democratic Republic of Congo, proceeded to get out of the automobile earlier than the officer approached him. The officer then requested for his license and instructed him to get again within the automobile. Lyoya refused after which began to run away.

The officer adopted him in a short foot chase earlier than grabbing him. The 2 then struggled for the officer’s Taser. 

Ben Crump is a civil rights attorney representing the Lyoya family.

Ben Crump is a civil rights legal professional representing the Lyoya household.
(Fox 2 Detroit)

After about two minutes, the officer pulled his handgun and shot Lyoya as soon as within the head, killing him. 

Sharpton has demanded that the officer’s identify be launched. 

Each day Submit’ Paul Greatest and Adam Sabes contributed to this report.

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