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.
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