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Protests held after release of Tyre Nichols footage

Protesters gathered outside the White House. Associated Press/Photo by Andrew Harnik

Protests held after release of Tyre Nichols footage

Demonstrators gathered Friday and Saturday in cities across the country following the release of body camera footage showing Memphis police officers arresting Tyre Nichols on Jan. 7. Nichols died three days after the arrest and five former officers have been charged with second-degree murder in connection with his death. Protests have been held in Memphis, Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C., and other cities.

Have the protests been peaceful? A march in Memphis on Friday shut down an interstate highway bridge and officials shut down Grand Central Station in anticipation of protests in New York City. President Joe Biden on Friday urged citizens to remain peaceful, as did Nichols’ family.   

Dig deeper: From the World archives, read Charissa Koh’s report in Compassion about local police reform.

Lauren Canterberry

Lauren Canterberry is a reporter for WORLD. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute and the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, both in 2017. She worked as a local reporter in Texas and now lives in Georgia with her husband.

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