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Several Large Events To Mark Two-Months Since Pasco Shooting

Anna King
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Northwest News Network

Friday marks two months since Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot by police in Pasco, Washington after he was reportedly throwing rocks in a crowded intersection.

Several groups are planning three days of events to mark the shooting. They are calling for greater police accountability.

The first event on Friday is being organized by a new group called Tri-Cities Community Solutions. They are calling attention to the shooting anniversary with a moment of silence where it happened. At past events, protesters have blocked the major intersection there.

On Saturday, there will be speakers and a march around Pasco.

Then on Tuesday, there will be a 14-mile protest march spanning Richland, Kennewick and Pasco. Tuesday’s event is part of a greater national event aimed at stopping police shootings.”

An investigation of the shooting is ongoing.

Copyright 2015 Northwest News Network

Anna King calls Richland, Washington home and loves unearthing great stories about people in the Northwest. She reports for the Northwest News Network from a studio at Washington State University, Tri-Cities. She covers the Mid-Columbia region, from nuclear reactors to Mexican rodeos.