Vigil at MLK Park on Wednesday will honor Tyre Nichols
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Free the People Roc will hold a vigil on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Rochester to commemorate Tyre Nichols and other victims of police brutality.
People will gather at Daniel Prude Square in MLK Memorial Park. Organizers invite attendees to bring flowers or a candle.
The vigil comes after body camera footage was released on Friday showing Memphis police officers beating, pepper spraying, and tasing Nichols, an unarmed 29-year-old, after a traffic stop on Jan. 7.
Nichols died three days later in the hospital. Five Memphis Police officers were charged with murder and other crimes for the death of Nichols. Two more police officers were disciplined and three emergency responders were fired.
Groups have protested across the country to call for action to prevent police brutality.