Fri. Mar 1st, 2024

Tyre Nichols’ mother urges peaceful protest: ‘I don’t want us burning up our cities’

Tyre Nichols’ mother urges peaceful protest: ‘I don’t want us burning up our cities’

Tyre Nichols Protesters Peacefully Block Freeway Traffic in Memphis

‘Stand up, fight back,’ Tyre Nichols protesters shout as they block traffic on a freeway bridge

Tyre Nichols protesters blocked traffic on a Memphis freeway Friday night after video was released showing police beating the young Black man as they attempted to arrest him.

“Stand up, fight back,” the protesters chanted on the I-55 bridge, video captured by Fox News shows.

Protesters gathered and marched after an hour of video footage was released showing police beat Nichols. The 29-year-old was hospitalized after the encounter, but died three days later.

“We shuttin’ it down,” one protester can be heard shouting.

“By any means necessary,” another said.

Memphis officers pulled Nichols from his vehicle in the middle of the road and attempted to detain him, the video shows. After a struggle, he eventually escaped on foot, but officers encountered him again in a residential neighborhood.

Tyre Nichols protesters block traffic on a Memphis freeway. (Jon Michael Raasch/Fox News)
Tyre Nichols protesters block traffic on a Memphis freeway. (Jon Michael Raasch/Fox News)

There, police video showed the officers beating Nichols. He was hit with a baton multiple times and repeatedly struck in the head as officers shouted for him to “give us your hands.”

Multiple times, Nichols called for his mother and shouted “stop.” Lawyers have said he was about 100 yards from his mothers house at the time.

Nichols was ultimately handcuffed and was leaned up against a police car with his legs extended. He appeared unconscious and drooped to the ground.

An officer in one video can be heard telling another that Nichols was driving into oncoming traffic and refused to pull over. source

 

Tyre Nichols Screams for His Mom! last words heard …As Cops Punch, Kick Him & Beat Him With A Baton


Peaceful protests after videos of beating of Tyre Nichols released

Protesters gathered in Downtown Atlanta in solidarity and calling for justice after the beating death of Tyre Nichols during a traffic stop earlier this month. The Memphis Police Department released videos showing the encounter between Nichols and the now-former officers.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Protesters marched Friday evening to Interstate 55 south of Downtown Memphis, blocking traffic after the release of Tyre Nichols’ arrest footage.

The Memphis Police Department issued a traffic alert for that part of the interstate and asked the public to avoid the locations that include I-55 North/Riverside and Arkansas Bridge, Crump/Third and Florida/North Parkway.

It is a major connector between Tennessee and Arkansas.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area.

As of 7:45 p.m., the protests appear to be peaceful.

Just before 10 p.m. Friday, some of the protests appeared to have end.

But some of the protesters said that they’d continue demonstrations through the weekend.

Tyre Nichols Screams for His Mom! last words heard …As Cops Punch, Kick Him & Beat Him With A Baton


 

 

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WHERE IT DID NOT HAPPEN LIBERAL CALIFORNIA ERUPTS IN LOS ANGELES

Tyre Nichols Screams for His Mom! last words heard …As Cops Punch, Kick Him & Beat Him With A Baton


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Tyre Nichols death: NYC protesters chant ‘burn it down’ after release of violent bodycam video

Tyre Nichols Screams for His Mom! last words heard …As Cops Punch, Kick Him & Beat Him With A Baton


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Tyre Nichols protests erupt outside White House after Memphis bodycam video released

 

Tyre Nichols Screams for His Mom! last words heard …As Cops Punch, Kick Him & Beat Him With A Baton


Tyre Nichols video release ignites protesters who stomp police car, urge crowds to ‘burn it down!’

Memphis police fired five officers involved in the incident, and they are being charged with second-degree murder

Protests began across America Friday night following the release of body camera video relating to the Tyre Nichols traffic stop, which sent him to a local hospital where he died days later.

In New York City someone stomped the windshield of a police cruiser as crowds shouted to “burn it down!”

Memphis police released the body camera video as well as other surveillance footage showing officers brutally beating Nichols.

Memphis police pulled Nichols over on Jan. 7 around 8:30 p.m. for “reckless driving” and a “confrontation occurred” during the stop, according to officials.

Nichols then attempted to run away from the officers, and when police caught up with him, another confrontation occurred. Nichols then complained of a shortness of breath.

“The suspect was ultimately apprehended,” MPD said. “Afterward the suspect complained of having shortness of breath, at which point an ambulance was called to the scene.”

A protestor steps on the windshield of a police vehicle, on the day of the release of a video showing police officers beating Tyre Nichols, the young Black man who died three days after he was pulled over while driving during a traffic stop by Memphis police officers, in New York, U.S., January 27, 2023. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz )
A protestor steps on the windshield of a police vehicle, on the day of the release of a video showing police officers beating Tyre Nichols, the young Black man who died three days after he was pulled over while driving during a traffic stop by Memphis police officers, in New York, U.S., January 27, 2023. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz )

 

 

Tyre Nichols Screams for His Mom! last words heard …As Cops Punch, Kick Him & Beat Him With A Baton


 Tyre Nichols protests erupt outside White House after Memphis bodycam video released

‘Jail killer cops’: DC protesters gather following Tyre Nichols bodycam footage released

 

 

 

Tyre Nichols Screams for His Mom! last words heard …As Cops Punch, Kick Him & Beat Him With A Baton

 


Mostly peaceful protests held across the U.S. after release of Tyre Nichols footage

Numerous mostly peaceful protests were held across the U.S. following Friday’s release of body camera footage of the killing of Tyre Nichols. All five officers involved in Nichols’ arrest were fired and charged with second-degree murder, assault and kidnapping earlier this week.

Protests in some cities led to the calling of the National Guard, while others affected transit.

In Memphis, where Nichols died, a group of demonstrators gathered at a downtown park and then took to the streets, shutting down the I-55 bridge over the Mississippi River between Memphis and West Memphis. They chanted “no justice, no peace” and “justice for Tyre,” closing the bridge for nearly three hours before peacefully disbanding.

In other parts of Memphis, people gathered in churches or small groups to reflect on the wrenching and somber moment for the city.

Officials shut down Grand Central Station in anticipation of protests in New York City, where demonstrators had gathered in Times Square. A protest and march in Boston halted traffic.

A protest in downtown Los Angeles became tense when a small group protesters gathered outside of Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, which was blocked by police in riot gear, according to the Los Angeles Times. Protesters tore town a protective barricade around the building, but there were no immediate reports of arrests.

Other small, but mostly peaceful protests, were also held in Washington, D.C., in Seattle, Detroit and Atlanta, as well as in other cities.

Officials had been preparing for nationwide protests in the days leading up to the release of the footage. President Joe Biden called the videos “horrific,” while Antonio Romanucci, a lawyer representing the Nichols family, said the 29-year-old was treated like a “human piñata.”

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency this week, and members of the National Guard can be seen in Atlanta, attempting to curb protesters. People could also be seen protesting outside the White House hours after Biden urged citizens “not to resort to violence or destruction.”

Also on Friday, White House officials also spoke with mayors in more than a dozen major cities — such as Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago — to brief them on federal assistance.

Nichols’ family, including his mother, RowVaughn Wells, and his stepfather, Rodney Wells, asked protesters to remain peaceful.

“I don’t want us burning up cities, tearing up our streets, because that’s not what my son stood for,” Wells said at a vigil for her son on Thursday.

Organizers are planning vigils, marches and demonstrations across the U.S. over the weekend. source

 

 

 

Tyre Nichols Screams for His Mom! last words heard …As Cops Punch, Kick Him & Beat Him With A Baton