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Protests erupt in Ohio after police fatally shoot teenager: 'Black girls matter'

Guardian, 22 Apr 2021
Police in Columbus, Ohio, fatally shot a 16-year-old girl on Tuesday afternoon, just moments before Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd. The girl was identified by local media as Ma'Khia Bryant. Protesters gathered on Tuesday night at the scene on Legion Lane, which police had partially blocked off to traffic, while other demonstrators rallied at the city’s police headquarters.

This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Ma’Khia Bryant’s first name and age.

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Officers were responding to an attempted stabbing call and, when police arrived, shot the girl at about 4.45pm, officials said. The 911 caller reported a 'female was trying to stab them' before hanging up, they said. The shooting, which took place approximately 25 minutes before Chauvin was found guilty, cast a shadow over the celebrations across the country that followed the trial’s conclusion 

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