Thousands of protesters undeterred by police response on the death of Daniel Prude

People took to the streets to protest Prude's death while in police custody as his family calls for justice.
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Protests on both sides of the country, Portland, Oregon, marking 100 days with calls for social justice and racial equity. Over the past three months some of those protests have turned violent and even deadly. In Rochester, New York, people taking to the streets for a third night and also setting this bus stop on fire following the death of Daniel prude in police custody. His family calling for justice. We are on the ground in both cities. First to Rochester where police declared the protest an unlawful Trevor Ault joins us with more. Reporter: Protests happening here every night since footage showed the police incident that led to prude's death. Thousands of protesters who seem to be undeterred by an escalating police response. The Rochester police department has declared this an unlawful assembly. Reporter: Overnight cries for justice growing louder in Rochester. Firework explosions scattering this massive crowd. Nearby a bus stop on fire blanketing the street in smoke. Officers stood at the ready on the third straight night of protests in the wake of the death of Daniel prude. Earlier that evening, a much different scene. This is a peaceful demonstration of hundreds of protesters. Many of them have been coming out every night and say they'll keep coming out every night. Reporter: Anticipating clashes Friday police barricades several city blocks. Officers had disrupted Thursday night's protest with pepper balls and pepper spray in defense, Rochester police released new video from that night showing demonstrators attempting to breach barricades. Daniel prude's brother Joe saying tactics and the police response to his brother show a systemic problem. Who does that, animals? Who does that, zookeepers. You think it's the same system that led to the death of your brother. It can't be nobody but the system. That system need to change. Reporter: Disturbing body camera footage shows him in an apparent mental health crisis when officers say he turned combative, spitting at them, and the officers placing a hood over his head pinning his neck to the ground and those officers, the police union said, followed protocol. When I looked at the training and reading material and watched the video, it is exactly the way they've been trained. Reporter: Seven officers involved have been suspended but protesters and the prude family want firings and criminal charges. I really just want them to be fired and in jail charged with murder. Because that's what they are, they're murders. Reporter: As unrest unfolds in Rochester, Jacob Blake seen publicly for the first time since police shot and paralyzed him in Kenosha, Wisconsin, appearing on video for a court appearance entering a not guilty plea to multiple charges unrelated to the shooting wearing a shirt and tie from his hospital bed. And here in Rochester, top ranking city officials appear to be at odds with one another. The police chief has ordered internal investigations. The mayor says the chief misled her as to how Daniel prude died and the prude family and many of these protesters say both the mayor and the chief should step down. Eva. Trevor, thank you.

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