MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Artists and activists are hoping to bring attention during Art Basel Miami to the death of graffiti artist Israel Hernandez-Llach. Four months ago, Hernandez-Llach died after Miami Beach police shocked him with a Taser.
Friends of the teen and local artists demonstrated Friday outside the Miami Beach Convention Center, where the world famous art fair is being held.
They performed as a "flash mob,'' breaking out into protest song.
The case remains under investigation. Hernandez-Llach's family has filed a lawsuit against the Miami Beach Police Department claiming police violated his civil rights.
Police said Hernandez-Llach ran after they spotted him spray-painting a restaurant in August. They say he ignored their orders to stop and was shocked once with the Taser in the chest.