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Biden Urges Peaceful Protests in Memphis Over Tyre Nichols’ Death

President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden

Photographer: Nathan Howard/Bloomberg

President Joe Biden called for a full investigation into the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black driver in Memphis, Tennessee, who died after injuries suffered during a traffic stop earlier this month, and urged demonstrators to protest peacefully. 

“I join Tyre’s family in calling for peaceful protest,” Biden said in a statement Thursday. “Outrage is understandable, but violence is never acceptable.”