Tire Nichols rally at the Ohio State Capitol
The Socialist Liberation Party announced a “Justice for Tires” rally in Ohio and rallies across the country on Twitter Friday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dozens gathered outside the Ohio State Capitol on Saturday to demand justice for Tyre Nichols, who was brutally beaten to death by five Memphis police officers earlier this month.
More than 50 people gathered in Columbus for Ohio’s “Justice for Tires” rally Hosted by the Socialist Liberation PartyThis is one of many gatherings held across the country.
The rally comes hours after Memphis police released footage of the deadly confrontation between Nichols and officers on Jan. 7.
The video shows Nichols being beaten by five police officers who hold him down and beat him repeatedly with fists, batons and boots. The footage also shows a police officer beating his 29-year-old FedEx employee, leaving him leaning against a patrol car, butting his fists together and praising them for their actions. I’m here.
After he was arrested, Nichols complained of shortness of breath and was taken to hospital in critical condition.
The police officer was subsequently dismissed from his post at the police station. They are also facing murder charges for an assault that the Nichols family legal team has likened to the infamous 1991 police beating of Los Angeles driver Rodney King.
Nichols’ death also sparked outrage and tough questions in latest case of police brutality in US
On Friday, Columbus’ leaders expressed disgust and anger in reaction to the released footage.’
Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther called Nichols’ death incomprehensible. Police Chief Elaine Bryant said she was “heartbroken and sad at the same time” after seeing the footage.
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