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March for Julius Tate

September 10 @ 5:00 pm

Photo by Paul Becker

For sixteen days, Julius Tate’s family will honor his sixteen years of life by marching for justice. They began September 2nd and will continue through September 17th.

On the eighth day of the protests, September 10th, the family and community members will march from the King Arts Complex to Mt. Vernon and Champion Ave where Tate was murdered by Columbus Police.

Amidst all of the uprisings occurring across the country, Tate’s family wants to make sure Columbus doesn’t forget the excessive police brutality happening in our own city. According to the official autopsy, Tate was sixteen when he was shot eleven times, handcuffed, and killed.

This information contradicts the story that CPD put out, in which they claim to have only shot him five times. Rather than being held accountable for the murder he alleges he committed, CPD Officer Eric Richards was promoted later in 2019 for SWAT Officer of the Year.

“Nobody has ever knocked on my door, or so much as called to tell me what they did to my son. I wasn’t even the one to identify his body,” says Jamita Malone, Tate’s mother. “Did they think I didn’t care? Did they think I wouldn’t fight with all that I have for each and every one of my children? I’m going to get justice for my son. Columbus will not forget his name.”

The march commemorating Julius Tate’s life gathered together for the first week in front of the statehouse and marched throughout downtown Columbus. After September 9th, the community will continue to gather at Mt. Vernon and Champion Ave for the last 8 days, culminating in the final day on September 17th.

Photo by Paul Becker

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Date:
September 10
Time:
5:00 pm
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King Arts Complex
867 Mt Vernon Ave
Columbus, 43203 United States
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