Protests in US after white off-duty policeman shoots dead Black man

Black man Jason Walker’s shooting by a policeman sparks new protests in North Carolina, United States. – EPA pic, January 14, 2022.

THE fatal shooting of an unarmed African American man by an off-duty white police officer under mysterious circumstances has fuelled outrage in a North Carolina town, where residents and relatives of the victim protested on Thursday night.

The death of Jason Walker threatens to catapult racism back into the spotlight as Black Americans demand justice over several killings that have highlighted the United States’ struggles with gun laws, police impunity, and racial inequality. 

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