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The murder of a black teen sparks new rage

The murder of a black teen sparks new rage

Protesters gathered outside City Hall in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday night.picture: Jay Labrett / AP / TT

Police in Ohio shot a 16-year-old black girl on Tuesday night after realizing she was going to attack another person with a knife.

The fatal shooting occurred less than an hour before the high-profile verdict against former police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin was convicted of manslaughter for the murder of George Floyd in May of last year.

Before the trial, tensions in the country were high and protests against racism and police violence alternated in the country.

When the 16-year-old became famous, demonstrations erupted in the state capital, Columbus. The police later chose to share the recording from the police body camera when the shooting occurred.

The video clip shows the arrival of the police to the scene where a small crowd witnesses two girls fighting and quarreling. One of the girls was throwing herself at the other time with what appeared to be a knife in her hand, at which point the police would open fire and the girl was thrown to the ground. She later died of her wounds.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginter described the girl’s death as “a horrific and heartbreaking condition.”

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