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Sean Bell Protests Marchs
May 7, 2008 - May 14, 2008

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Angelo Rivera


Sean Bell Protest March
Broklyn Bridge
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 4:25

 

On Wednesday May 7, 2008, the Reverend Al Sharpton led Nicole Paultre Bell (the fiancée of Sean Bell who was killed in a barrage of police bullets on the night of Nov. 25, 2006), Joseph Guzman, Trent Benefield and a large group of demonstrators to shut down the on-ramp to the Brooklyn Bridge. Guzman and Benefield were wounded in the same police shooting but unlike their friend Sean, they were lucky enough to survive. In April of 2008, New York City police officers Marc Cooper, Michael Oliver and Gescard Isnora were acquitted of all charges regarding the shooting.

According to this article in the Daily News, hundreds of protestors were arrested that day including Paultre Bell, Guzman and Benefield.

New York Cool photographer Angelo Rivera was with the demonstrators both when they gathered at 1 Police Plaza and as they blocked the access ramp to the bridge.

For additional New York Cool coverage of the death of Sean Bell and the subsequent trial, log onto these links:

http://www.newyorkcool.com/archives/2008/January/new-york-stories_Sean_Bell_Protest.htm

http://www.newyorkcool.com/archives/2008/March/new-york-stories_Sean_Bell_Shooting_Trial.htm

http://www.newyorkcool.com/archives/2008/April/new-york-stories_Sean_Bell_Protest.htm

 


Pint-sized Protestor Kathdy Reanud at 1 Police Plaza


The Reverand Al Sharpton Prior To His Arrest


Reverend Al Sharpton, Nicole Paultre Bell and Joseph Guzman
Arrive at 1 Police Plaza Prior to the March on the Bridge


The March to the Bridge


The Demonstrators Pray Just Before They Are Arrested


The Reverend Al Sharpton Is Surrounded by a Sea of Blue


The Reverand Al Sharpton Stares Down a Black Police Officer
After He Has Been Arrested and Handcuffed


The Arrests


Arrested Demonostrators Being Escorted to Police Vans


An Arrested Demonstrator


Attorney Michael Hardy Announces the Arrests


Demonstrators Await the Release of Those Arrested

(Continued)

 

 


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