Shocking footage has emerged of a police officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office caught on camera using his riot shield to slam a Black Lives Matter protester who was already lying on the ground on Friday night. 

The footage shows the officer forcefully using their riot shield to subdue a protester. 

The footage was shot in West Hollywood area of the city which saw more than 100 protesters gathered on Friday evening as they marched along Santa Monica Boulevard.     

Footage was captured showing an LAPD deputy using his riot shield to slam a Black Lives Matter protester into the ground on Friday night

Footage was captured showing an LAPD deputy using his riot shield to slam a Black Lives Matter protester into the ground on Friday night

Around 100 people were seen marching in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles on Friday evening

Around 100 people were seen marching in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles on Friday evening

Meanwhile, across the other side of the country, hundreds of Black Lives Matter staged a ‘sit-in’ on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. 

Hundreds of angry demonstrators marched through from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Bridge where they sat and refused to move for more than hour.  

Friday’s rally was held in solidarity with protests taking place in Louisville, where large demonstrations are planned for the weekend. 

Several other demonstrations took place around the rest of the country including Boston and San Diego to protest a grand jury’s decision not to charge the Louisville, Kentucky, police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor. 

Hundreds of angry demonstrators marched through from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Bridge where they sat and refused to move for more than hour

Hundreds of angry demonstrators marched through from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Bridge where they sat and refused to move for more than hour

A woman holds a portrait of Breonna Taylor during the march for Breonna Taylor in New York City

A woman holds a portrait of Breonna Taylor during the march for Breonna Taylor in New York City

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter staged a 'sit-in' on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on Friday night

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter staged a ‘sit-in’ on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on Friday night 

Friday's rally was held in solidarity with protests taking place in Louisville, where large demonstrations are planned for the weekend.

Friday’s rally was held in solidarity with protests taking place in Louisville, where large demonstrations are planned for the weekend.

People participate during the march for Breonna Taylor in New York City on the Brooklyn Bridge

People participate during the march for Breonna Taylor in New York City on the Brooklyn Bridge

Protesters exit the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor in New York City

Protesters exit the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor in New York City

People are pictured protesting on the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor on Friday night

People are pictured protesting on the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor on Friday night

A sign is seen on the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor along the Brooklyn Bridge

A sign is seen on the Brooklyn Bridge during the march for Breonna Taylor along the Brooklyn Bridge

Police wait at one end of the bridge as protestors attempt to leave the massive structure after the demonstration

Police wait at one end of the bridge as protestors attempt to leave the massive structure after the demonstration

The march started off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and slowly moved towards the famous bridge

The march started off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and slowly moved towards the famous bridge

‘This is extremely traumatizing. I have been out here since June, almost every day on the streets, marching for my Black life to show people that I matter, that it could be me, it could be him, it could be him, it could be any Black face that you see in this crowd,’ protester Sophie Michel said to CBS2. 

‘I think we need to send a message that it’s unacceptable that no one was charged with Breonna Taylor’s death,’ said John Donahue to PIX11. 

Demonstrators have gathered across the country to express their anger after it was announced on Wednesday that the officers who shot the black woman in her Louisville, Kentucky apartment during a drug raid last March wouldn’t be charged with her death.

Taylor, an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers in Louisville who entered her home during a narcotics investigation in March.  

‘I’m angry because this nation is learning that our Black women are dying at the hands of police officers,’ said Bianca Austin, ‘and this is not okay.’ 

‘I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system, in the police, in the law that are not made to protect us Black and brown people,’ Austin read. 

A woman leaves a flower at an altar to Breonna Taylor at a "Stand Against Racist Police Murders" demonstration in Boston

A woman leaves a flower at an altar to Breonna Taylor at a ‘Stand Against Racist Police Murders’ demonstration in Boston

Demonstrators march past Boston Police headquarters during a "Stand Against Racist Police Murders" demo

Demonstrators march past Boston Police headquarters during a ‘Stand Against Racist Police Murders’ demo

A protestor gestures towards Boston Police headquarters as demonstrators march past on Friday night

A protestor gestures towards Boston Police headquarters as demonstrators march past on Friday night

The protest remained peaceful as they marched to the Boston Police Headquarters later in the night

The protest remained peaceful as they marched to the Boston Police Headquarters later in the night

The group then moved onto City Hall Plaza for a sit-in. The gathering appeared to be among the larger groups the city of Boston has seen in some time

The group then moved onto City Hall Plaza for a sit-in. The gathering appeared to be among the larger groups the city of Boston has seen in some time

Protestors could be seen gathered downtown with even large protests planned for Saturday

Protestors could be seen gathered downtown with even large protests planned for Saturday

In Kentucky on Friday, a crowd surrounded Breonna Taylor’s family. Her aunt, Bianca Austin, wore Taylor’s emergency medical technician jacket while reading a message from Taylor’s mother, who was too distraught to speak. 

In Boston, demonstrators gathered in Nubian Square to at part of the nationwide protests. 

The protest remained peaceful as they marched to the Boston Police Headquarters later in the night. The group then moved onto City Hall Plaza for a sit-in.  

The gathering appeared to be among the larger groups the city of Boston has seen in some time. 

Some carried signs with messages such as ‘Justice 4 Breonna,’ ‘Black Lives Matter,’ and ‘Let Black women dream.’ 

The demonstration was largely peaceful with no arrests had been reported as of 10:45pm.

‘I feel like that message being sent that cops can do whatever they want and not be held accountable so this is just an attempt to reenergize the city and reenergize anyone that sees this to get back out on the streets to fight and increase the antiracist movement because this is not ok,’ organizer Ernest Jacques Jr. said to WHDH.

Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row Friday in Louisville

Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row Friday in Louisville

Protesters marched to First Unitarian Church in Louisville and stayed there past the cities 9pm curfew. Pictured is protest organizer in front of the First Unitarian Church

Protesters marched to First Unitarian Church in Louisville and stayed there past the cities 9pm curfew. Pictured is protest organizer in front of the First Unitarian Church

Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row Friday in Louisville. Pictured are protesters marching down Market Street in the city

Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row Friday in Louisville. Pictured are protesters marching down Market Street in the city

Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row. Pictured is a woman holding a BLM flag in front of the First Unitarian Church

Protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor continued for the third day in a row. Pictured is a woman holding a BLM flag in front of the First Unitarian Church

The mayor of Boston Marty Walsh urged calm and asked demonstrators to respect the city ahead of the protest.   

‘I’m asking people planning to demonstrate in Boston tonight and over the weekend to respect the city and respect each other,’ he said. ‘I’m asking you to keep it peaceful, I’m asking you to keep it powerful. People are deeply upset, but we cannot turn to violence to express our pain.’

‘We want to maintain law and order and at the same time protect everyone’s ability to peacefully assembler and make their voices heard. So in case, there is a need for us we’re a little bit closer than we were perhaps in May,’ Lt. Colonel Bryan Pillai said. 

‘Start charging police officers for murder. You in your house sleeping, you ain’t safe. Usually the rebuttal is don’t fight the police, cooperate. How the hell do you do that sleeping?’ community activist Monica Cannon-Grant said to NBC Boston.  

A woman holds a BLM flag in front of the Breonna Taylor memorial at Jackson Square Park in Louisville

A woman holds a BLM flag in front of the Breonna Taylor memorial at Jackson Square Park in Louisville

A woman wearing a protective mask holds a portrait of Breonna Taylor during the march for Breonna Taylor in  Brooklyn

A woman wearing a protective mask holds a portrait of Breonna Taylor during the march for Breonna Taylor in  Brooklyn

A car drove into a group of protesters near UNM in Albuquerque Friday night. No one appeared to be hurt. Police have not said whether the driver was arrested. Protesters claim the driver was disparaging them before driving through the crowd

A car drove into a group of protesters near UNM in Albuquerque Friday night. No one appeared to be hurt. Police have not said whether the driver was arrested. Protesters claim the driver was disparaging them before driving through the crowd

On the west coast, protesters returned to the streets of Hollywood on Friday evening just a day after at least one person was injured as two separate vehicles rammed through crowds demanding racial justice.

At 6pm on Friday evening, a group of about 75 demonstrators walked down Santa Monica Boulevard.

The group swelled to more than 100 people as the march made its way toward The Grove shopping mall.

In San Diego, demonstrators took to the streets of downtown to protest the grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor’s death.

A group of about 40 to 50 demonstrators were organizing in front of the superior court in downtown at around 7:30pm San Diego Police said.

The group then started marching on downtown streets chanting, ‘No Justice, No Peace,’ and chanting Breonna Taylor’s name.

In Albuquerqu, a car drove into a group of protesters near the University of New Mexico campus. 

Nobody appeared to be hurt and police have not said whether the driver was arrested.

Protesters claim the driver was disparaging them before driving through the crowd.

‘It’s sad that we have to come out here and fear for our safety by the citizens of our state. We’re supposed to be better than that. We’re supposed to be loving one another, and people are out here basically trying to kill people,’ an organizer of the protest said to KOB.

In San Diego, demonstrators took to the streets of downtown to protest the grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death

In San Diego, demonstrators took to the streets of downtown to protest the grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor’s death

A group of about 40 to 50 demonstrators were organizing in front of the superior court in downtown at around 7:30pm San Diego Police said

A group of about 40 to 50 demonstrators were organizing in front of the superior court in downtown at around 7:30pm San Diego Police said

The group then started marching on downtown streets chanting, 'No Justice, No Peace,' and chanting Breonna Taylor's name

The group then started marching on downtown streets chanting, ‘No Justice, No Peace,’ and chanting Breonna Taylor’s name

In Louisville, the city’s police chief is urging armed militia to stay away from this weekend’s protest.

‘Many of them say they are coming to help us. Let me be clear, that is not help we need. That is not help we want,’ said Rob Schroeder, interim police chief of the LMPD. 

‘America at large will not stand by and allow a Black woman to be murdered and have no consequences,’ protester Kimberly Bernard said.

When asked if he would release the grand jury’s report and transcript, the Kentucky Attorney General said he would revisit the question after the FBI finishes its independent investigation.

source: dailymail.co.uk

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