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Ohio protests over 12-yr-old shot by cop

Ohio protests over 12-yr-old shot by cop
Police diverted traffic but didn't take action against the protesters, who chanted phrases such as 'Hands up, don't shoot' and 'No justice, no peace' as they sat in a major intersection before marching past City Hall and onto a highway. The protesters were demonstrating after the death of Tamir Rice, who was shot on Saturday when police responded to an emergency call about a gun at a playground.

Police later determined Tamir had an airsoft gun, which typically shoots tiny plastic pellets. The demonstration came as protesters across the United States blasted a grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri, not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Cleveland police Chief Calvin Williams was observing and conferring with officers about the local protest but declined to immediately comment. The crowd blocked the freeway for about an hour before returning to a downtown square and dispersing.

The demonstrators passed by a county jail, causing inmates to bang on their windows. The crowd included people of various races and groups of students from at least three area colleges. Attorneys for Tamir's family have asked police to release the complete surveillance video of the confrontation between him and the officer. Police allowed the family's attorneys to watch the video and said they would release video footage on Wednesday.
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