‘Black girls matter’: protests erupt in Ohio after police fatally shoot teenager

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Police in Columbus, Ohio, fatally shot a 15-year-old girl on Tuesday afternoon, just moments before Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd. The girl was identified by local media as Makiyah Bryant.

A crowd of protesters gathered Tuesday night at the scene on Legion Lane, which police had partially blocked off to traffic, while other demonstrators rallied at the city’s police headquarters.

Officers were responding to an attempted stabbing call and, when police arrived, shot the girl at about 4.45pm, officials said. The 911 caller reported a ‘female was trying to stab them’ before hanging up, they said.

The shooting, which took place approximately 25 minutes before the judge handed down the guilty verdict against Chauvin, cast a shadow over the celebrations across the country that followed the trial’s conclusion 

Police fatally shoot 15-year-old girl in Columbus, Ohio

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