NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — It was a different view of justice from last year’s protest.

Demonstrators on Sunday said NYPD Officer Peter Liang is an easy target, being prosecuted unfairly to quiet public anger.

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Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said Liang made “a deadly mistake” when he fired a shot that killed Akai Gurley in a dark Brooklyn stairwell.

Michelle from Westbury said the shooting, which took place in the Pink Houses in East New York, should not have resulted in an indictment.

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“Tragic accident, he’s not supposed to be charged with the charges brought by the Brooklyn DA,” she told 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern.

A man leading protestors said Liang was being prosecuted because no one would stand up for or care about Chinese Americans.

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Liang faces up to 15 years on the most serious charge of manslaughter.