African man who posted video of Alton Sterling’s murder is fired from job

Atlanta, GA—The African man that posted the video of Alton Sterling being shot and murdered by Baton Rouge police has been fired from his job.

Thirty-four-year-old Christopher LeDay posted the Alton Sterling video to his Instagram page. He has over 13,000 followers on the social media site and knew that he had the platform to make the video be seen worldwide.

Christopher received the video from a friend in Baton Rouge, where he once lived. The friend knew the woman who shot the footage at the Triple S market and told LeDay she was reluctant to post it.

“I knew I had the platform to share it, to make it go viral and I even requested when I originally posted it that everybody should share this to show some of the heinous crimes that have been committed by law enforcement against black men,” he said.

Alton Sterling was murdered by police on July 5, 2016 for selling CD’s in front of a convenience store. Christopher posted the video within an hour of the tragedy.

The very next day as Christopher walked into work, he was stopped by police, handcuffed and shackled, and taken to jail. He was told that he had warrants for his arrest.

Police lied and told Christopher that he had warrants out for assault and battery charges. However, those charges never existed.

Christopher’s attorney Tiffany Simmons said, “They never showed a warrant for an assault to my client, in fact my client was held in DeKalb County Jail for at least 26 hours and they never produced a warrant.”

Tiffany said when no one could come up with a warrant, she was told her client was being held for “unresolved traffic tickets,” Christopher paid those citations before leaving DeKalb County Jail.

He then tried to go back to work at Dobbins, but officials at the gate told him he still had security clearance issues. He hasn’t been able to go to work since.

The State retaliates

It is clear that Christopher is being framed for sharing the Alton Sterling video. The State retaliates swiftly against any African that dares to stand up to it.

One recent example of this is the arrest of Ramsey Orta. Ramsey recorded the cops murdering Eric Garner. Soon after, he was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of a gun­­––a gun that was planted on him by NYPD.

The State will continue to attempt to put fear in Africans across the globe until Africans are liberated everywhere.

The only way for Africans to protect ourselves is to fight for power.

The African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) has been fighting for power for over 40 years.

Join the APSP

Fists up! Fight back!



- Advertisement -spot_img

Support African Working Class Media!

More articles from this author

Chairman Omali on Glenn Greenwald’s show: “I’m not surprised that the U.S. government attacked me.”

The following is a transcription from Glenn Greenwald’s interview with Chairman Omali Yeshitela broadcasted live on Jan. 31. Questions from Greenwald are paraphrased for...

Dr. Jill Stein arrested in St. Louis for expressing unity with struggle against colonialism 

Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein was arrested earlier tonight, April 27, in St. Louis, Missouri for expressing her unity with the struggle against colonialism by...

The Party’s Cadre Intensive School kicks off the new year, uniting our theory with practice

On January 7, 2024, the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) initiated a virtual Cadre Intensive school for its membership, conducted by the Department of...

Similar articles

Our true interests are one with the rest of humanity: unity through reparations!

The African People's Solidarity Committee (APSC) is the organization of white people under the leadership of and formed by the African People's Socialist Party...

Colonialism is the greatest threat to African women

The following is an excerpt from the 2024 Political Report to the ANWO Convention written by Yejide Orunmila. Using African Internationalism, we can provide a...

America in the age of crisis

This article is published in two parts. Below is the second, final installation. Makandal is a member of the Uhuru Movement organizing inside colonial...