Chaotic Scenes at Late-Night Protest in Rochester

Protesters took to the streets of Rochester, New York, on September 4, calling for justice for Daniel Prude, who died after being arrested by police.

About a thousand people gathered in Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park to hear a speech from Prude’s brother, before marching in the streets, local media reported.

Later in the evening, there were confrontations between police and protesters. Police fired tear gas and pepper balls at the crowd, according to reporters at the scene.

Prude’s death was ruled a homicide, caused by “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint," media reported.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced Thursday that the seven officers involved in Prude’s death had been suspended. Credit: Scotty DiMartino via Storyful