Protesters in Washington launch fireworks at police

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Supporters of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, protesting against police violence and racism, have begun throwing fireworks at police in the US capital, Washington, according to The Awakening Telegram channel on Saturday, April 17.

The protests of supporters of the movement are associated with the murder of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, who was shot by a police officer.

The incident took place on March 29, writes the BBC. Law enforcement officers arrived in one of the areas of Chicago due to the fact that shots were recorded there. Upon arrival, they saw two young people – Toledo and his 21-year-old friend Ruben Roman, who rushed to run.

The police began to harass the teenagers. The video posted on the Web captures the moment at which a law enforcement officer chases Toledo and yells at him to drop his weapon.

When the teen stopped and turned around with his hands up, a police officer shot him in the chest. They tried to provide first aid to the victim, but he died on the spot.

It was noted that in the hands of the killed was an object that looked like a pistol, which he threw away before stopping and surrendering to the police.

Earlier it was reported about a wave of protests after the death of black Dount Wright during his arrest in Minnesota on April 11. Clashes between protesters and law enforcement officers took place in the Minneapolis suburbs of Brooklyn Center and Portland, Oregon.