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USA: Protesters condemn police shooting of 17-year-old in Salt Lake City01:23

USA: Protesters condemn police shooting of 17-year-old in Salt Lake City

United States, Salt Lake City
March 1, 2016 at 05:32 GMT -00:00 · Published

Around 300 people assembled in downtown Salt Lake City in Utah, Monday, to protest the police- involved shooting of an unarmed black teenager in the city on Saturday night. The group 'Utah Against Police Brutality' ,who organised the rally, condemned the incident, which they said was racially-motivated.

The victim of the shooting, 17-year-old Abdi Mohamed, remains in critical condition in hospital. He was arguing with a man while holding a broomstick when he was shot eyewitnesses say.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, as city authorities investigate the incident. Police shot more than 1,000 people in the US in 2015.

USA: Protesters condemn police shooting of 17-year-old in Salt Lake City01:23
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Around 300 people assembled in downtown Salt Lake City in Utah, Monday, to protest the police- involved shooting of an unarmed black teenager in the city on Saturday night. The group 'Utah Against Police Brutality' ,who organised the rally, condemned the incident, which they said was racially-motivated.

The victim of the shooting, 17-year-old Abdi Mohamed, remains in critical condition in hospital. He was arguing with a man while holding a broomstick when he was shot eyewitnesses say.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, as city authorities investigate the incident. Police shot more than 1,000 people in the US in 2015.

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