According to local Kiro 7 TV Channel, the protesters marched through the city's downtown area, causing minor traffic disruptions. The crowd chanted "We are all Antonio" and "Todos somos Antonio," the same motto in Spanish.
Antonio Zambrano-Montes, 35, was shot dead on February 10 by Pasco police after allegedly throwing rocks at cars parked near a supermarket and, later, at officers. Video captured him running from police, his hands above his head, when he was shot eight times. The family of the deceased has filed a $25-million lawsuit against the city.
On February 14, a 700-strong demonstration took place in Pasco, where Hispanics make up about a half of the population. According to the Seattle Times, the crowd, led by the Zambrano-Montes family, marched through the city center, holding posters calling to put an end to police brutality. The event's organizers said more protest demonstrations are to follow.
The killing of the Mexican national came on the heels of last year's police killings of unarmed blacks, Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York. The deaths have sparked mass protests all over the United States.