Events scheduled on anniversary of Tamir Rice's death
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Sunday will mark one year since the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Many events are planned not only here in Cleveland, but nationwide.
Since his death, support for Tamir has spread nationwide.
As supporters of the Rice family continue to mourn his death, rallies and vigils will be held across the country, as well as here in Cleveland.
Tamir was shot and killed on Nov. 22, 2014 by a Cleveland police officer, as he held an air soft pellet gun.
Several events are planned this weekend, including a vigil, town hall meeting and march. There are similar events planned for Sunday in Cincinnati, Boston, Brooklyn, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Columbia, MD.
Organizers say they stand with the Rice family to demand justice and an independent prosecutor.
"This is a tragedy compounded by disgust," said Michael Nelson, attorney and NAACP president. "The fact of the matter is this case has lingered so long without any justice for this family. It's outrageous. It's an indictment of our criminal justice systems and, more importantly, it's an indictment of the process that the Prosecutor Tim McGinty is taking far too long. Justice delayed is justice denied."
A grand jury is now deciding whether the two officers involved will face any charges.
Saturday, Nov. 21
Butterfly Project Commemoration
11 AM to 1 PM
Cudell Recreation Center at 1910 West Blvd.
Banner for Justice for Tamir
10:30 AM to 2 PM
Cleveland Public Library MLK Jr. Branch at 1962 Stokes Blvd
Sound Off: A Town Hall and Panel -- Standing In Need of Justice A Year Later
2:45 PM to 6 PM
Clark-Fulton Public Library at 3525 Fulton Road
Sunday, Nov. 22
A Vigil For Tamir
Cudell Recreation Center at 1910 West Blvd
Monday, November 23
Meet at Free Stamp by City Hall and march to Justice Center
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