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Protestors Block College Avenue After DA Announces No Charges in Osagie Shooting

by and on May 08, 2019 3:23 PM

Protestors blocked East College Avenue in downtown State College for about an hour and a half on Wednesday afternoon after District Attorney Bernie Cantorna announced no charges would be filed against borough police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Osaze Osagie.

Police redirected traffic and the road was closed between Shortlidge Avenue/Garner Street and South Allen Street, which was also closed to traffic. The protest began at about 2 p.m.

The demonstrators carried signs reading "Stop Killing Us," "Justice 4 Osaze" "#WeAreNot" and "Dead White and Blue."

Photo by Steve Connelly

A car was parked across East College Avenue blocking the travel lane near the Allen Street Gates but has since been moved.

State College Area School District advised families that there could be school bus delays because of the resulting traffic congestion. CATA said it could not serve the College and Allen stop while the road was blocked and Penn State Transportation Services temporarily suspended the Campus Shuttle.

A rally is expected to begin at 6 p.m. at the Allen Street Gates, followed by a march to the State College Municipal Building.

Photo by Ben Jones

Photo by Ben Jones

Photo by Steve Connelly

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.

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