Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Protesters gather in Columbus, Ohio after police shoot 16-year-old black girl (VIDEO)

From RT:

Protesters and police at the site of a fatal shooting by an officer in Columbus, Ohio, April 20, 2021. ©  REUTERS/Gaelen Morse
Around the time a Minnesota jury declared an ex-cop guilty for last year’s death of George Floyd, a 16-year-old black girl was fatally shot by police in Columbus, Ohio, sparking another Black Lives Matter protest.

Columbus PD officers responding to a 911 call about an “attempted stabbing” around 4:45 pm Eastern time on Tuesday. The caller said a female was trying to stab them, and hung up, police said, according to local media. One person was wounded in an “officer-involved shooting” and transported to hospital in critical condition, where she died at 5:21, police said. 

“This afternoon a young woman tragically lost her life,” Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther tweeted, urging residents to “remain calm” and allow the Bureau of Criminal Investigations to “gather the facts.”

Ginther’s calls apparently fell on deaf ears, as protesters began gathering at the site of the incident in eastern Columbus. 

Protesters also gathered outside the Columbus PD headquarters.

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