The recent deaths of two black men at the hands of white police officers in the United States this week, has sparked public outrage not only in the U.S but around the world.
Alton Sterling, a CD Vendor, was shot dead by two police officers during an incident at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Meanwhile, Philando Castile was shot by police in Minnesota while reaching for his driving license.
Many have taken to social media to express their concerns on the matter. Some of the posts shared include " I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter. #blacklives matter, "All lives will matter when black lives matter", "...when are we going to wake up?! #black lives matter #RIP #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile.
UWP Senator, Economist Dr. Thompson Fontaine, has joined the voices of those expressing concern over these killings.
123 black Americans have been shot and killed by police so far in 2016. This has to stop says Fontaine.
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