Protests after police fatally shoot black man in Louisiana

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A video shot by a witness and circulated online showed two officers ordering a tall black man to the ground early Tuesday.

World Bulletin / News Desk

Louisiana police have shot and killed a black man selling CDs outside a convenience store, triggering protests over the latest in a string of cases of alleged police brutality against black suspects.

As he remained standing, the officers wrestled him onto the roof of a car and then to the ground. While he was pinned down by the officers, one pulled a gun and shot him four times at close range.

“They shot him? Oh my fucking goodness!” a witness can be heard as exclaiming in the background of the video.

At least one woman can be heard wailing and repeating “Oh my God!”

Police in the state’s capital Baton Rouge identified the man as Alton Sterling, 37, saying two officers “made contact”…

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