Tamir Rice protests mark MLK Day

Tamir Rice protests mark MLK Day
Rally to highlight Tamir Rice case. (Source: WOIO)
Rally to highlight Tamir Rice case. (Source: WOIO)
Rally to highlight Tamir Rice case. (Source: WOIO)
Rally to highlight Tamir Rice case. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - As many celebrated the life of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, local leaders rallied to highlight recent tragic events impacting the region, the Tamir Rice case in particular.

The rally began with a prayer vigil in downtown Cleveland. A march was cancelled due to weather.

Organizers say they were taking a stand against inequality and what they call ineffectiveness in our criminal justice system.

Immediately following the prayer rally demonstrators drove from the Justice Center, south on Ontario to Prospect, to the United Church of Christ, located at 700 Prospect Ave, where a brief service took place.

Monday's rally came two days after a similar demonstration at the Cuddell Recreation Center.

The community is still outraged by the grand jury's decision to not indict the officers involved in 12-year-old Tamir Rice's shooting death.

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