Black Lives Matter Protesters Shut Down Grocery Store Over ‘White Supremacy’ Accusations

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A Black Lives Matter protest over a 2020 police incident in Rochester, New York, targeted a store that had nothing to do with the case. Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the encounter between Rochester police and Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old black man, who was stopped by police while naked and high. Bodycam footage showed he was placed in a restraint hold by the officers who detained him and became unresponsive shortly afterward. He died one week later in a case the Monroe County Medical Examiner called a homicide, according to WHAM-TV. Hundreds of protesters gathered at Parcel 5 in Rochester before marching to Wegmans, a grocery chain, where they took over the parking lot, leading the store to close. Along the way, they briefly shut down a bus terminal. The parking lot takeover featured music and dancing as protesters sought to explain their cause to anyone passing by.

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