The Saturday march for Rose, killed by East Pittsburgh police earlier in the week, was in conjunction with a Juneteenth celebration. Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of African-American slaves.
Mike Doyle and Conor Lamb; State Reps. Ed Gainey and Jake Wheatley; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.
State Rep.-elect Summer Lee, involved in several Rose protests over the past few days, was also present Saturday.
“There have been so many people who have been standing together to demand justice for him,” said Lee, referencing Rose.
“We are not gonna stop fighting for justice.”
Rose, 17, was fatally shot by East Pittsburgh police while fleeing a traffic stop Tuesday. Allegheny County officials say the car in which he was a passenger was stopped because it matched the description of a vehicle fleeing the scene of an earlier reported shooting in North Braddock. Allegheny County investigators reported there were guns on the floor of the car, but Rose was unarmed as he fled.
.@SummerForPA speaks about he violence in the Woodland Hills community. #AntwonRose went to school there, she speaks about him. 4th days of protests for Rose, who was shot and killed by police pic.twitter.com/yQmCvCl4g7— Pittsburgh City Paper (@PGHCityPaper) June 23, 2018
Tow truck driver just got out of his truck in the North Side, sat on his roof, gave everyone the finger, and shouted racial obscenities. He was arrested by police in riot gear. @PGHCityPaper pic.twitter.com/TeZOxkoXeL— Jared Wickerham (@WickPhoto) June 23, 2018
Hundreds of protesters marched and blocked streets Downtown and on the North Side late into Friday evening. Four people were arrested.
Protesters blocked streets as fans left the Pirates game at PNC Park. One driver collided with protesters and fled before authorities arrived. There were no reported injuries.
Still, one protester promised to continued demonstrations, shouting, “Your streets will be blocked off every damn day.”