By Sam Carter Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Protesters gathered at City Hall last night for, what organizers called, a silent rally against police brutality.
The rally was put together in response to a viral video released last week that appears to show Syracuse Police Officer Christopher Buske dragging Shaolin Moore from his car during a traffic stop for Moore’s music being too loud and the police departent’s decision not to suspend Buske or any of the other officers while an investigation is held.
Protest organizer Yaschia Kinsey says the goals of the protest are straightforward.
“Participants are going to be asked to basically stand on the steps of city hall to bring attention to the fact that we want a suspension immediately,” Kinsey said.
Organizers also said that protesters could register to vote at the event and a lawyer would be on hand to explain to people what their rights are during a traffic stop.
NCC News contacted both the Police Benevolent Association and the Syracuse Police Department for comment on the protest; neither returned the calls.