Activists in the city are calling for a nationwide day of protests next week in response to the shooting death of an unarmed man by police last weekend in South Carolina.

The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is spearheading what it calls a National Shut Down next Tuesday.

The Network's co-founder, Carl Dix, said he hopes the day will call attention to the illegitimate nature of shootings like this one.

"And that answer is April 14, a day of shutting down business as usual all across the country, because business as usual in America includes police getting away with killing people," Dix said.

Participants are being encouraged to not go to school or work that day in protest of the deaths of Walter Scott, Eric Garner and others at the hands of police.

A South Carolina prosecutor says she will seek an indictment on the murder charge against the former police officer accused of the shooting.