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Protests Erupt in U.S. Cities After Memphis Releases Tyre Nichols Video

Following the release of footage from five Memphis police officers’ body cameras showing Tyre Nichols being killed, protesters gathered in several American cities Friday night.

Five former officers were allegedly involved with Nichols’ murder. Arrest and indictment With second-degree murder on Thursday

After video footage that showed a fight between Nichols, officers, was released Friday night, protestors took to the streets of different cities to demand justice and an end for so-called “regime change”. “police terror,” Others with leftist messages generically about “class struggle” And “revolution.”

Some locations may not allow this. Protests were led by the far-left group known simply as AntifaAccording to social media videos, he is known for being violent and confrontational during protests.

Some protestors have caused property damage and blocked traffic.

A few dozen people blocked I-55 in Memphis. This bridge connects Arkansas and Tennessee over the Mississippi River. Semi-trucks accumulated behind them.

Demonstrators protest the killing of Tyre Nicks by police near the White House, Washington, January 27, 2023. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

A crowd of protesters gathered in Lafayette Park in the District of Columbia. It is located near Black Lives Matter Plaza, and opposite the White House.

Chicago saw approximately twelve protestors gather outside a precinct.

Around 7:30 p.m., New York City protesters began to demonstrate in Times Square. Video on social media shows a man stomping on the front windshield of a police car surrounded by a large crowd in Times Square before he’s wrestled to the ground by officers. Grand Central Station was a>=”″>reportedly Anticipation of protests: Shut down

Traffic was also stopped in Boston by a protest.

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A protestor stomps on a NYPD car’s window as people protest Tyre Nichols’ death in New York City on January 27, 2023. (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

In Seattle, a large group of  Antifa militants marched downtown chanting “black lives matter” And “say his name,” Rebel News reported. Jonathon Choe, independent journalist, also captured an Antifa group blocking traffic at Seattle Center while chanting. “no justice, no peace.”

Choe was told by a witness “They’re doing ‘no justice, no peace,’ but they’re leaving out ‘no racist police.’ They’re not saying that tonight.”

His comments were in relation to the officers charged in relation to Nichols’s death being black. Nichols, too, was black.

The officers’ names are Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills Jr., Emmitt Martin III, and Justin Smith.

They were also each charged with aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping resulting in bodily injury, aggravated kidnapping involving possession of a weapon, official misconduct through the unauthorized exercise of power, official misconduct through the failure to act upon a lawful duty, and official oppression.

Nichols was a FedEx driver who died three days after the encounter with police on Jan. 10. Memphis is now a city. Released footage From police body cameras as well as a camera mounted on a pole that captured the traffic stop at which Nichols was stopped for reckless driving.

Police and government officials, as well as Nichols’s mother, have called for protesters to remain peaceful. Authorities in different cities are making preparations to increase security.

“I don’t want us burning up our city, tearing up the streets, because that’s not what my son stood for,” said Nichols’s mother, RowVaughn Wells, on Thursday. “If you guys are here for me and Tyre, then you will protest peacefully.”

President Joe Biden He was “outraged” And “deeply pained” After watching the Memphis video. Wells also joined him in appealing for peaceful protestors.

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