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Sandra Bland funeral attracts thousands as arrest video goes viral

Sandra Bland funeral attracts thousands as arrest video goes viral

Sandra Bland funeral attracts thousands as arrest video goes viral

Sandra Bland’s death is being mourned by millions and millions of people across the US. Even beyond United States, the news is making headlines.

 

In the meantime the funeral wad held for young black woman in Chicago. The funeral was accompanied by a massive demonstration as hundreds gather in Newark to protest against police brutality.

 

Twenty-eight year old Sandra Bland died some three days ago after she was arrested for a minor traffic violation in Texas. She was found dead in her jail cell as hundreds of protesters gathered in the US state of New Jersey to campaign against police brutality and racial injustice.

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In the meantime family and friends of the young African- American remembered her on Saturday as a “courageous voice” for social justice and promised to keep fighting for clarity on the circumstances surrounding her death.

 

Reports suggest that thousands of people attended her funeral. Some of the people belonging to different walks of life said they were still struggling to understand how a traffic stop for failing to use a turn signal escalated into a physical confrontation and landed her in the cell where authorities say she killed herself three days later.

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