January 28, 2023 Doris J. Tremaine 2546
Memphis protesters have taken to the streets once again, this time blocking both lanes of traffic on the Old Bridge on Interstate 55 between Tennessee and Arkansas. The protesters are calling for justice for Tyre Nichols, a young Black man who was killed by police in a controversial shooting.
The protesters, who are demanding accountability and transparency in the investigation of Nichols’ death, have caused significant disruptions to traffic on one of the main routes between the two states. Many drivers have been stuck in miles-long backups as a result of the demonstration.
The shooting of Tyre Nichols has reignited tensions between the community and the police, and the protesters’ actions on the Old Bridge are a powerful display of the community’s determination to seek justice for the young man.
#Breaking LIVE: Memphis protesters now block BOTH lanes of traffic on Old Bridge on Interstate 55 between Tennessee and Arkansas to call for justice for Tyre Nichols.
“This is the place where Martin Luther died for freedom.” #JusticeforTyreNichols #justiefortyre https://t.co/a0hyOuVpGN
— Status Coup News (@StatusCoup) January 28, 2023
Protesters in Memphis have shut down the I-55 bridge. https://t.co/S0rUpCNL2z
— Brandon Richard (@BrandonLRichard) January 28, 2023