Protesters demanding justice for Jhamal Gonsalves take to the streets of Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Protesters took to the streets of Providence again today, demanding justice for Jhamal Gonsalves.

Those who marched said today was about shining light on Jhamal’s case, but also wanting their voices heard is part of a much bigger picture.

Many had signs demanding for this case to be reopened, and added that Providence Police need to take more accountability for their involvement in the crash.

Today’s march comes just days after a lawsuit was filed against the Providence Police Department for excessive use of force.

Just last week, the Attorney General’s Office announced no charges will be brought against any of the officers involved in the incident.

Jhama’s father, Mark Gonsalves, joined those who marched. He said, even months later his son is still seriously hurt and will need extensive medical care going forward, saying he wants to see justice served for his son.

Mark Gonsalves added, “To me, this isn’t just about my son. It’s about justice for everyone. We have people out here and we just want people everyday to understand.”

He also said that they will continue to take to the streets of Providence until charges are brought against the officers involved.

They plan on being back out again on Monday.

Jhamal Gonsalves was critically injured in a moped crash over the summer, after he was being followed by Providence Police while hundreds of ATV’s and dirt bikes were riding wildly through the streets.

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