Protests set to continue for 2nd day in NYC, US over Tyre Nichols traffic stop video

NEW YORK — Demonstrators and activists on Saturday were gearing up to again march on behalf of Tyre Nichols, one day after authorities released video of the brutal traffic stop that culminated in his death.

In New York, rallies were scheduled across the five boroughs, including a march in Washington Square Park that kicks off at 5 p.m. Social Justice Leader Tamika Mallory and the members of United Freedom will attend and speak at the event, according to a press release.

Protests are also expected to unfold across other major cities, including in Memphis, Tennessee, Boston, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Salt Lake City.

On Friday, three people were arrested in Midtown amid protests after one person, identified 33-year-old Argenis Rivera, jumped onto the hood of a parked New York Police Department cruiser and then kicked in its windshield, officials said.

Rivera remained on top of the vehicle for several minutes, taunting the cop inside before he was pulled from the hood.

Protests broke out nationwide when the video was made public on Friday, the day after five Memphis police officers were arrested and charged with Nichols’ murder.

Nichols was pulled over by Memphis officers, supposedly on suspicion of reckless driving, on Jan. 7 around 8:30 p.m.

The footage shows police officers beating 29-year-old Nichols with batons, kicking him and punching him — even after his hands were restrained — while he questioned what he’s done and called out for help.

Memphis police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis condemned the officers’ treatment of Nichols as “acts that defy humanity.”

Nichols died at the hospital three days after his confrontation with law enforcement.