Thousands rally to demand justice for Daniel Prude at MLK Park in downtown Rochester

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Demonstrators gather in Rochester, state of New York, on September 4, 2020 on the third night of protest following the release of video showing the death of Daniel Prude. – Prude, a 41-year-old African American who had mental health issues, died of asphyxiation after police arrested him on March 23, 2020 in Rochester, in the state of New York. (Photo by Maranie R. STAAB / AFP) (Photo by MARANIE R. STAAB/AFP via Getty Images)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Free the People ROC held a rally at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Friday evening in hopes justice will be served following the death of Daniel Prude. The rally turned into a march at around 9 p.m.

Police say approximately 2,000 people gathered to show support for Prude’s family and demand the Rochester Police Department be held accountable for Prude’s death which took place overnight on March 23.

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