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Tyre Nichols and the muted response of Black Lives Matter

26 January 2023

10:30 PM

26 January 2023

10:30 PM

The reaction to the brutal death of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old, after he was stopped by police has been strangely muted. Nichols, a father-of-one, died of his injuries on 10 January, three days after a confrontation with five black officers in Memphis, Tennessee. Lawyers for the family said Nichols, an African-American, was beaten ‘like a human piñata’.

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