大まかに 200 people gathered in the city’s Goodale Park before marching to a nearby street, where the crowd stopped and blocked traffic for an extended period of time.
Many chanted Bryant’s name, held “ブラック・ライヴズ・マター” フラグ, and called for police accountability, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
“Today we are here to continue to lift up the life of Ma’Khia Bryant,” organizer Hana Abdur-Rahim told the crowd. “I don’t need a video to know she was a child and she deserved to live.”
Abdur-Rahim repeated the organizers’ list of demands during the protest, which included the resignations of top city leaders and the defunding of the Columbus Division of Police.
Bryant was shot and killed by Columbus police Officer Nicholas Reardon last Tuesday. As Reardon pulled up the scene and got out of his car, Bryant can be seen on bodycam and surveillance footage lunging at one woman with an apparent knife.
Bryant then turns and lunges at a second woman with the apparent weapon raised, at which point Reardon fired four shots, fatally striking her.