(CINCINNATI) — Protesters in Cincinnati hold a vigil to remember the victim of a police shooting.
Chants of “I am Sam DuBose” were heard in Cincinnati on Friday night as hundreds came together for a vigil and rally to remember Sam DuBose, a black man who was shot and killed by Ray Tensing, a white police officer, during a traffic stop. The family of DuBose led the event.
“I don’t know half of these people,” said DuBose’s mother Audrey. “But they’re standing for justice.”
The demonstrators first gathered on the steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse before taking to the streets carrying signs and candles. Tensions rose when the protesters hit Fountain Square and were met by police. Six people were arrested.
Despite the arrests, the event remained mostly peaceful. DuBose’s mother said she was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for her son.
“I feel like it’s going to get bigger and greater,” she said.
Tensing has been charged with murder and is now out on bail awaiting trial.
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