WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WR) — Demonstrators held a vigil in North Carolina to demand justice for a Black man who died days after his arrest following the discharge of physique digital camera movies that confirmed the person fighting guards and yelling he couldn’t breathe as they restrained him.

Greater than 70 individuals used their telephones as flashlights and sang songs through the vigil for John Neville in Winston-Salem Wednesday evening, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.

Neville’s son, Tremaine Stubbs, spoke to the gang about elements of the footage launched on Wednesday that confirmed Neville, calling for this mom. “There is no such thing as a purpose {that a} grown man needs to be calling for his mama when she is now not with us,” Stubbs stated. “I can’t breathe man,” he added. “My daddy is gone for no purpose.”

His father died at a hospital of a mind harm on Dec. 4, three days after his arrest on a warrant accusing him of assaulting a girl. The wrestle with the guards occurred whereas he was booked in Forsyth County jail. 5 former jail officers and a nurse have been charged final month with involuntary manslaughter in his loss of life.

“White supremacy continues to have its method on this metropolis, on this state, on this nation and on this world,” Terrance Hawkins, an activist within the metropolis, stated. “We would like justice, and we would like it now.”

Hawkins stated he was disturbed it took the Forsyth County District Legal professional’s Workplace months to convey prices in Neville’s loss of life and to launch the jail video. A Black Lives Matter chapter within the metropolis had referred to as for the video’s launch for months, however Neville’s household opposed making the footage public till final week.

The group apologized to the household final week for not respecting their preliminary needs.