Hundreds march in US to mourn Justine Damond's death

Justine Damond moved to the US to be with her fiance, and they had planned to marry next month.
Justine Damond moved to the US to be with her fiance, and they had planned to marry next month. Photo credit: LinkedIn

Hundreds of people marched on the streets of Minneapolis to mourn the tragic death of Australian woman Justine Damond, who was shot by a police officer last week.

Damond was shot multiple times by officer Mohamed Noor after she had called police to report a possible sexual assault outside of her home. Damond was shot as she was approaching the driver's side of the police car, and was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later.

Minneapolis locals chanted "No justice, no peace, prosecute the police," and marched in the street outside her home on Thursday evening according to the Star Tribune

They placed flowers and messages outside of the Lake Harriet Spriritual Community, where Damond taught meditation classes.

Some protestors announced a set of demands including calls for Officer Noor to be fired if he refuses to speak to investigators, for him to be charged with Damond's death and for dash cam footage of the incident to be released. The officers did not have their body cameras turned on at the time, despite this being usual protocol.

Damond had been living in the US with her fiancé Don, and the two had planned to marry next month.

Back in Australia, her Sydney-based family have thanked the public for their support in the "story of our beloved Justine, whom we lost so tragically last weekend."

"We are in constant contact with the Australian Government, and representatives of the US Government and Minnesota State authorities.

We want to see the investigation come to a conclusion, as soon as possible, so we have some resolution to the tragedy."

Officer Noor continues to decline to speak to investigators.