US protests turn violent after NY man killed by police buried

Several officers were injured, and buildings and cars were vandalized or looted, said police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats. The angry demonstration took place hours after mourners gathered at the New York funeral of an unarmed black man shot dead by police in New York on November 20. Akai Gurley, 28, father of a two-year-old daughter, was killed when a police officer opened fire in a dimly lit staircase at a Brooklyn apartment building where he was walking with his girlfriend. Friends and relatives filed past Gurley’s open gray casket to pay their respects at the Brown Memorial Baptist Church, before the lid was closed and a huge spray of red and white flowers was placed on top of it.

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