It reads, “if you feel helpless, but want to play a small part in easing the burden of #AltonSterling’s family, consider donating to this scholarship fund for his 15-year-old son (and his other kids).”
Sterling, a father of five, was shot multiple times in the chest and back while being held on the ground by police outside a Louisiana convenience store.
The Department of Justice has launched a civil rights investigation into Sterling’s death.
A graphic video showing Sterling’s interaction with the officers began circulating on social media Tuesday evening. Protests in Baton Rogue that began Tuesday night have continued throughout the day Wednesday.
Learn more about Alton Sterling here.
Watch his family speak about the tragedy here.
Contribute to the scholarship fund – which has amazingly already raised over $350,000! – here.