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Hundreds mourn death of Nathaniel Julies, a 16-year-old with Down Syndrome, shot by South African police

“Nathaniel Julies, a 16-year-old with Down syndrome, was shot dead on Aug 26 near his home in Eldorado Park…His family said the boy, whose speech was impaired, was out to buy biscuits from a shop when he was shot by police on patrol. Community members claim Julies was killed by police after they became frustrated with his responses to their interrogations…The teenager’s death sparked outrage in both Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg, and around the country, renewing calls for tougher action against police brutality.” More of the story here.

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