"We’ve never had anything that wasn’t peaceful,” said Amber Sherman (right), with The Official Black Lives Matter Memphis Chapter. “We’re not going to be fear mongered into not hitting the streets. We’re going to do what we can to make sure that Tyre’s name continues to be uplifted and that we get justice for Tyre.” (Photo: Gary S. Whitlow/GSW Enterprises/The New Tri-State Defender)

In pursuit of “Justice for Tyre!” — part of a bigger and ongoing push — for many, protesters took the streets in Memphis following the public release Friday night of video footage showing a quintet of officers from the now-defunct police SCORPION Unit inhumanely beating 29-year-old Tyre D. Nichols to the brink of death.

Nichols, unarmed and within two minutes of his home, died three days later. The five officers face multiple charges, including second-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping.

On Wednesday (Feb. 1) at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Al Sharpton, the president and founder of the National Action Network, will deliver the eulogy for Nichols at  Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, 70 N Bellevue Boulevard.

The family’s lead attorney, Benjamin Crump, will bring the call to action.

Photojournalist Gary S. Whitlow (GSW Enterprises) takes readers of The New Tri-State Defender inside two days of protests that began with the shutdown of the I-55 bridge over the Mississippi River, later rolling just off of Downtown.

The next day, protesters were in the heart of downtown.

And, say protesters, it’s not about a cathartic move to blow off steam.

It’s about demanding change!