A protest for Justice for Tamir Rice is being held this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument downtown on Monument Circle. Rice was the 12-year-old black child who was gunned down by Cleveland police in response to a 911 call. Rice had been playing with a toy gun in a Cleveland park. Cleveland is in the open carry state of Ohio, which means that licensed gun owners can carry a weapon. A grand jury this week decided not to indict the two officers who shot and killed the boy. Today’s Indianapolis event is sponsored by Indy 10 and Don’t Sleep.
Meanwhile in Cleveland, offices at the Cleveland Justice Center were scheduled to reopen today after closing down early Tuesday during a rally for justice for Rice. A small gathering of peaceful protesters gathered at the downtown Cleveland facility in response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict the two officers involved in Rice’s shooting death. The child was playing with a toy gun in a park in an “open carry” firearms state before officers responded to the scene, firing the deadly shots in under two seconds. Another protest there is scheduled for today at 3 p.m. Eastern outside the justice center.
Your Indianapolis #BlackLivesMatter Protest Weather:
More clouds than sun today. The High: 39 degrees. Tonight: Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. The Low: 28 degrees.
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