People gathered in Troy for a vigil and speak out for Tyre Nichols

By now many people have seen the body camera footage of police officers brutally beating Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee.
His death has sparked anger and outrage all around the country.

On Saturday, people gathered in front of Troy City Hall for a vigil and a speak out.

More than 50 people gathered. People held up signs and chanted “no justice, no peace.”

The video shows Nichols being, kicked, punched, clubbed and even pepper sprayed by Memphis police officers. Nichols, who was 29, was hospitalized because of his injuries and died days later.

Those who attended Saturday’s event in Troy were shocked and saddened by his death.

The community activists held a moment of silence to remember Nichols. Marketa Edwards attended the George Floyd march in Troy nearly 3-years-ago.

She is exhausted that they are out here again protesting after this incident. She was upset when she watched the body camera video.

The five officers were arrested and charged in this case. However, Edwards says that is not enough.