Demonstrators plan to pray on their knees and be arrested for civil disobedience to protest the acquittals of three police officers in the death of Sean Bell who was unarmed.
Sharpton promised to "close this city down" to protest last month’s verdict, "protesters would stage a "pray-in" Wednesday at half a dozen places in the city, including the police headquarters"
Bell’s fiancee, Nicole Paultre Bell — who took his name after his death — plans to participate in Wednesday’s protest and any other action "till justice is done," she told several hundred people gathered at Sharpton’s National Action Network headquarters in Harlem.
Sharpton said participants would gather at 3 p.m. in at least six places around the city and then fan out to undisclosed locations.
"It’s going to be a long struggle, but the race isn’t given to the swift or the strong, but to those who endure," Sharpton said.
The six locations for the protests are: 125th St. and Third Ave.; Third Ave. and 60th St.; 34th St. and Park Ave.; Varick and Houston Sts.; 1 Police Plaza and House of the Lord Church at 415 Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn, NY.
Another Note: Jay-Z is setting up an educational trust for the children of Sean Bell