Boycott ABC Petition Signatures Skyrocket After Alton Sterling Shooting

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Nearly 10,000 people sign petition to fire Jesse Williams and boycott ABC after Alton Sterling shooting.

According to WAFB, police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, say an officer fatally shot 37-year-old Alton Sterling while responding to a report of a man threatening someone with a gun early Tuesday morning.

A shocking bystander video appearing to show the deadly confrontation later surfaced online. In the video, which is shown below, a man can be seen tackled by two officers. As one officer pins one of the man’s arms, a voice shouts, “He’s got a gun!”

Since the video has gone viral, many people have taken to Twitter and Instagram to voice their frustration. While many other people are voicing their beliefs in other outlets. In fact, after the video went viral nearly 10,000 people signed the petition to boycott ABC until Jesse Williams’ is fired from Grey’s Anatomy. At the time of writing this article, there are only 1,500 signatures needed to reach the goal of 25,000.

Despite the uptick in petition signatures against ABC and Jesse Williams, Williams seems unafraid and undeterred.

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