Rochester police use sound cannon to end hours-long standoff with protesters

Rochester police use sound cannon to end hours-long standoff with protesters


Rochester police used a sound cannon and fired rubber bullets to end a four-hour standoff with protesters early Sunday — after Daniel Prude’s brother had angrily addressed officers in an expletive-laden tirade.

The latest night of unrest sparked by 41-year-old Prude’s fatal arrest started with hundreds in a rally at 9:30 p.m. Saturday — with agitators “wearing helmets, makeshift armor and carrying shields” infiltrating otherwise peaceful protesters, police said.

Before things turned violent, Prude’s brother, Joe Prude, took a microphone to shout at officers forming a line blocking the street, according to video shared by the Democrat and Chronicle.

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“Half you motherf—ers don’t even stay in the city. We live here every god motherf—ing day,” Prude yelled at the officers in the clip.

“We’re more worried about what the f–k y’all will do to us than we’re worried about what the f–k we’ll do to each other,” he said to cheers from protesters.

Rochester police said “agitators” then pushed

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