Monday, January 30 at 6:00 PM

(January 28, 2023 at 12pm)

QUEENS, NY – Following this month’s gruesome killing of Tyre Nichols at the hands of five Memphis, Tennessee police officers, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. will host a candlelight vigil to grieve and uplift Nichols’ memory with the borough on Monday, January 30 at 6pm on the steps of Queens Borough Hall.

“Tyre Nichols was a beloved son. Tyre Nichols was a devoted father. Tyre Nichols was a dedicated friend, a talented skateboarder and a positive influence on so many in his community. Tyre Nichols should be alive today — instead, he is yet another social media hashtag and the latest name to be carved into the never-ending list of innocent lives lost at the hands of law enforcement,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “This hurt I feel and we all feel as we watch the video of Tyre’s lynching is devastating, but we don’t have to process it alone. Join us at Borough Hall on Monday as we honor Tyre Nichols’ life and demand accountability for the officers and the system that stole it.”

The five Memphis police officers who were involved in Nichols’ assault have since been fired and charged with murder, among other crimes. Nichols later died of his injuries on January 10, while barbaric police body camera footage of Nichols’ fatal beating was released on January 27.

Members of the media who wish to attend the vigil are asked to RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling 718-286-2640.

WHAT:         Borough President Richards Holds Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Tyre Nichols
WHEN:         Monday, January 30, 2023 at 6:00 PM
WHERE:       Steps of Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens

WHO:            DONOVAN RICHARDS JR., Queens Borough President

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