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Protesters go to Grand Rapids Commission demanding justice

April 13, 2022 GMT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — More than 100 people marched to a Grand Rapids City Commission meeting Tuesday evening demanding justice for a 26-year-old Black man shot and killed by a city police officer.

The Royal Black Panther Party Grand Rapids organized the march to the commission’s meeting at City Hall. Protesters chanted “Black lives matter,” “No justice, no peace” and “Say his name: Patrick” as they streamed into City Hall, The Grand Rapids Press reported.

The chants could be heard nine floors up in commission chambers, where the panel met for the first time since a Grand Rapids police officer killed Patrick Lyoya on April 4.

The chants could be heard nine floors up in City Commission Chambers, where the public body was set to meet for the first time since a Grand Rapids police officer killed Patrick Lyoya on April 4.

Grand Rapids police have not revealed what the video shows.

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A few hours before the march and the meeting, Police Chief Eric Winstrom announced he would release footage of the fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon.

The shooting death of 26-year-old Patrick Lyoya occurred after police said he fought with the officer after his vehicle was stopped over a license plate issue.