A portrait of Tyre Nichols is held at a Fountain Square vigil in honor of Nichols and other victims of police violence. “One more time, we have gathered together because of the senseless loss of a young African American,” said Rev. Michael C.R. Nabors of the Second Baptist Church. “We are greatly concerned not just by what we saw in the video that was released, showing five Black officers killing a young man and beating him to death, but we’re very, very concerned about a larger picture.” Tyre Nichols died of injuries last month following a traffic stop in Memphis. His funeral was Wednesday. His photo was held by Mary Beth Roth, one of about 30 people who attended the event. (Photo by Richard Cahan)
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How do I get the info about the gathering in Fountain Square BEFORE it happens? It is of no use to me the day after.
That is so true, Sue.
And I am so sorry you missed it as we published it at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on the website and then highlighted it in the newsletter Wednesday morning. It was a last minute event, but we did our best to get it out there. Then, we were there to photograph it when it happened — and I think Rich did an amazing job.