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Vigil for Julius Tate Jr

December 7, 2021 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm

Tomorrow: a vigil for Julius Tate Jr, a 16 year old Black child murdered by Columbus Police on 12/7/2018 in a sting operation. The vigil will be near the location of his murder, Mt Vernon Ave and N Champion, 43203. We will gather at 6pm and commence at 7pm. We hope you all will find time and space to join us as we re-ignite the fight for accountability for all officers involved in the brutality that Julius faced and his death.

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Meeting at Mt. Vernon Ave. and N. Champion Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43203

The Family of Julius Tate Jr, Black Queer & Intersectional Collective
(BQIC) and local community activists and members will hold a vigil to uplift the family and
life of Julius Ervin Tate Jr., who was 16 years old when he was shot and killed by a Columbus
Police SWAT officer on December 7th, 2018.

December 7th marks three years since Columbus Police murdered Julius Tate Jr. Join the
community, organizers and Julius Tate Jr’s family as we hold a vigil to uplift Julius in his life
and encourage the community to continue supporting the family. People will begin gathering
at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Ave. and N. Champion Ave., near the site where Julius was
killed, at 6:00 p.m. There will be an altar, words of support and solidarity from the
community, and candles provided to attendees.

It has been a long battle of trying to hold police accountable for their violence towards Black
people but specifically our Black children. The battle is not over and we will announce next
steps at the vigil. We demand accountability of these police officers! We demand that the
city’s Prosecutor, Gary Tyack, reassess and review the case and file criminal charges against
all officers involved in police brutality and the murder of Julius Tate Jr. We ask the
community to join us in this fight and the media to uplift the needs of the family. We

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December 7, 2021 6:00 pm
6:00 pm
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Mt. Vernon Ave. and N. Champion Ave.
1281 Mt. Vernon Ave
Columbus, OH 43203 United States
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