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PHOTOS: March in honor of Jonny Gammage through Brentwood and Whitehall

click to enlarge Protest organizer, Camille Redman, leads the group as they march through Brentwood from the Giant Eagle along Route 51 in honor of Jonny Gammage on his birthday. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
Protest organizer, Camille Redman, leads the group as they march through Brentwood from the Giant Eagle along Route 51 in honor of Jonny Gammage on his birthday.
Today, about 50 protesters marched through the Pittsburgh suburbs of Brentwood and Whitehall in honor of the late Jonny Gammage, a Black man killed by police in 1995 near the edges of the boroughs and the Pittsburgh city limits.

On what would've been his 56th birthday, protesters marched along Route 51 in the South Hills and celebrated the life of Gammage, who was pulled over for a routine traffic stop and then killed within seven minutes. His autopsy showed he was killed by asphyxiation due to pressure applied to the chest and neck. The officers involved avoided convictions.

The marchers sought to educate those who were unaware of what happened to Gammage, or had forgotten the injustice, which occurred more than 20 years ago. The march took place not far from where Gammage was killed by police officers. 
Organized and led by Camille Redman, the group of around 50 protesters safely marched from the Giant Eagle at the Brentwood Towne Square down a completely empty Route 51 with various police forces blocking off streets and redirecting traffic.
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
click to enlarge CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP Photo: Jared Wickerham

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