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Dozens gathered in Rittenhouse Square seeking justice for 17-year-old Antwon Rose

March 23, 2019 - 9:18 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Dozens gathered in Rittenhouse Square today to seek justice in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose II.

"It's really amazing to me to see so many people out here today in a time like this it really shows how many people are paying attention," said Lee Marques, who was leading the chant.

Pittsburgh native, now Philly resident, Amber Owens tearfully addressed the crowd Saturday.

"I hope the crowd walks away and takes the message with them that Antwon Rose was a young man with a family who loved him,” she said. “He didn't deserve to be killed. I pray that these conversations leave this crowd and go into uncomfortable sitautions so people can start to check their biases."

 Owens says the Rose situation hits close to home for her, and not just because she has an African-American teenage son.

"There's just no guarantee I can assure his safety and that's scary and it hurts,” she explained.