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Joe McKnight NAACP Protesting Outside Sheriffs Dept. 'Demanding Answers'

12/2/2016 11:00 AM PST

NAACP Protesting Outside Sheriffs Dept., 'Demanding Answers' for Joe McKnight

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The NAACP has set up a protest outside the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Dept. -- demanding answers in the shooting death of ex-NFL running back Joe McKnight

People are holding signs that read "A Man Was Lynched Yesterday" and "Justice" -- and a spokesperson has said they want answers from officials on why the shooter was released from custody. 

The spokesperson says, "We are not here to be violent" ... insisting they just want justice. 

As we previously reported, the shooter, Ronald Gasser, -- a 54-year-old white male -- was released from custody after questioning. Cops say he "definitely" shot and killed McKnight.

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