Protesters Take to Columbus Streets Following Police Shooting of 16-Year-Old Girl

Large crowds of protesters took to the streets of Columbus, Ohio, after police shot and killed a teenager on Tuesday, April 20.

According to local media reports the teenager, identified as Ma’Khia Bryant, was shot by police after threatening two girls with a knife.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said an independent investigation was taking place into the event.

Footage uploaded by The Lantern on Twitter, shows the group marching through the city chanting “Say her name, Makhia Bryant” before congregating at a busy intersection. Credit: Owen Milnes, The Lantern via Storyful