Demonstrators March in Rochester on First Anniversary of Daniel Prude's Fatal Police Encounter

Demonstrators marched through Rochester, New York, on March 23, to mark the first anniversary of Daniel Prude’s fatal encounter with police. Prude died a week after an arrest in which police placed a spit hood over his head in March 2020.

This footage, posted to Twitter, shows activists marching through the city.

According to local news reports, activists are calling the day “Daniel’s Day” and staged a rally at 8 am, which was to be followed by a “celebration of life” at 5 pm.

Prude’s death sparked protests after police released body camera footage of the arrest in September 2020.

RochesterFirst reported his death was ruled a homicide by the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office. The officers involved will not face charges after a grand jury elected not to indict, the outlet said. Credit: @winterene via Storyful