Protests broke out across the country after Tyre Nichols video was released
Protests erupted across the country after Memphis officials released footage of the traffic stop that killed 29-year-old Tyre Nichols.
Nichols, a 29-year-old black man, died on January 10, three days after he was pulled over by Memphis police for “reckless driving.”
The Memphis Police Department’s initial statement said Nichols “complained of shortness of breath” after “another skirmish ensued” between Nichols and law enforcement.
On Friday, Memphis officials released video footage from the stop of police yelling obscenities and repeatedly punching Nichols in an attempt to arrest him.
In Memphis, protesters took to the highway and blocked traffic flow.
“Delaying traffic will not give anything,” one trucker got stuck on the highway. said.
A trucker pleads with protesters to clear the highway as protesters line up and stop traffic. Protesters blocked the freeway in both directions @DailyCaller pic.twitter.com/otrJXxFsdD
— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) January 28, 2023
In Dallas, several dozen people gathered for a “passionate but peaceful demonstration” outside the headquarters of the Dallas Police Department.
As Dallas News reports:
Some attendees held signs that read, including “Stop the war on black America” and “Justice for Tyre Nichols.” Gathered together against the cold, they shouted “No justice, no peace” and “No good cops in a racist system.”
Protests reached the capital of the country, citizens gathered at the White House.
“The only way to get justice for Tyre Nichols… to overthrow this capitalist system is to understand our strength,” one protester said through a bullhorn, according to Fox News.
“Racist police terror, health care, climate change, workers’ rights – it’s all interconnected,” the man continued.
Some White House demonstrators held signs reading “Killer Police from Prison” and “Socialist and Liberation Party” at the bottom.
The protests in New York seem to be more violent.
Large group of protesters marched through the streets of New York, the video shows.
BREAKING: Massive protests in Manhattan, New York following Tyre Nichols’ video footage. #JusticeforTyreNichols
— t (@diamondswet999) January 28, 2023
Fights and arrests were reported to have broken out in Times Square.
Fights, arrests, incense in Times Square #TyreNichols pic.twitter.com/WdDgR9xKcL
— Tate Brown (@tatewbrown) January 28, 2023
It was seen how some people struck at law enforcement officers, and a crowd gathered around the officers. Another protester broken the windshield of a police car showed one video.
Can this be called a riot? pic.twitter.com/Umh2qxcVa8
— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) January 28, 2023
Despite protests, Memphis officials are taking action against those involved in Nichols’ death.
A grand jury indicted former Memphis police officers Demetrius Haley, Tadarrius Bean, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills and Justin Smith, all black, on several charges including second-degree murder.
In addition, all officers were fired from the Memphis Police Department last week.
Jordan Dixon-Hamilton, reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at [email protected] or follow him further Twitter.
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