Alton Sterling’s aunt calls for an end to violence ‘we want no more bloodshed’

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BATON ROUGE — The family of Alton Sterling, whose funeral was just two days ago, is calling for an end to violence after a Missouri man ambushed and killed three law officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on Sunday.

In a taped statement, Veda Washington-Absusaleh said:

“We’re a peaceful people. We just had a meeting yesterday to make sure everyone was on the same accord. No justice no peace. No justice. That means if you don’t give us the justice then you’re going to see someone like me — a black African American on every corner. We don’t call for no bloodshed. This is how this all started. With bloodshed! We want no more bloodshed.”

Washington-Absusaleh said she knows what it’s like to get a phone call that a loved one is dead. She sympathizes with the families of the fallen officers and says she does now want anyone to get that call.

Alton Sterling was shot and killed by Baton Rouge Police (July 5) while they were attempting to arrest him. The video of the killing sparked protests across the country.

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