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PHOTOS: Austin Protesters Rally for Larry Jackson Jr.

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Tommy Hawthorne shows his support for Larry Jackson and other victims of police shootings.

More than 100 people gathered Friday night at the Travis County courthouse to rally for Larry Jackson Jr. and other victims of police shootings. Jackson died after being shot by former Austin Police Detective Charles Kleinert last year. Earlier Friday, Kleinert pled not guilty to manslaughter charges stemming from Jackson's death. Kleinert was released on bond after being indicted by a grand jury earlier this year.

Several people at Friday night's rally held up signs while chanting as they listened to speakers over a megaphone. Jackson's family was also at the rally and walked with the crowd through downtown Austin. 

"I think today was a good day but we're still overwhelmed, we're heartbroken. The pain is unbearable,"said LaKiza, Jackson's sister.

The demonstrators marched peacefully through downtown while the Austin Police Department diverted traffic. 

Watch KUT's slideshow below with photos and sound from the protest. 

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