On Saturday, director Quentin Tarantino took part in a New York City rally against police brutality. The event, held by RiseUpOctober in the Greenwich Village neighborhood, aimed to “bring justice” for citizens who are killed by officers. The event arrived only four days after officer Randolph Holder was killed by gunfire during his pursuit of a bicycle thief. Holder’s death has resulted in a suspect in custody on murder and robbery charges.
During the RiseUpOctober event, the NYPD arrested 11 protesters (one for resisting arrest) for disorderly conduct, blocking traffic, and “failing to disperse.” After brandishing signs and meeting with fellow his protesters, Tarantino read victims’ names aloud and spoke to the crowd:
“I’m a human being with a conscience. And if you believe there’s murder going on, then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered… When I see murders, I do not stand by… I have to call a murder a murder, and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”