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Hoover protesters light American flag on fire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- During a press conference in response to the Attorney General's announcement that the Hoover Officer is justified in fatally shooting Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr. Thanksgiving night, Hoover protesters lit the American flag on fire.

This press conference took place outside of Hoover City Hall at around 5:30 p.m. In addition to the Justice League and Hoover city protestors, attorney for EJ Bradford's family, Ben Crump, spoke. Bradford's mother also spoke calling the Attorney General's decision unjust.  

The Justice League has been protesting the City of Hoover since the fatal shooting happened on Thanksgiving night. 

After the press conference came to a close, Carlos Chaverst, a member of the Birmingham Justice League, began spray painting on two American flags laid out on the ground. The flags read "Black Lives Don't Matter."

That is when Chaverst and other protesters picked up the flags to be read and proceeded to light them on fire.

"What happened to Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., his life burned," Chaverst said. "And now this American flag is going to burn to represent what it's like to be Black in America."


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