Protestors aim to shed light on police brutality

Posted at: 01/20/2013 5:24 PM
Updated at: 01/20/2013 5:42 PM
By: Staff

Some people used Sunday's parade to protest the Albuquerque Police Department.

The Answer Coalition of New Mexico organized the rally. Organizers said they're trying to highlight the problem of police brutality in Albuquerque.

They even brought a coffin marked with all the names of people killed by Albuquerque police officers over the years.

Some people we talked to at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade said today was not the time or the place for their protest.

But answer organizers say this is exactly the kind of thing King would have fought for.

"The role that Martin Luther King Junior played fighting against injustice for working class people and injustices everywhere," Bethany Woody said. "It's absolutely the right time and place to come out here and let people know that this is a real problem, this is actually going on in our community and it needs to stop.

Several of the victims' families were also a part of the protest.