April 21 2021 hundreds of students from Ohio State University held a sit-in to protest the shooting death of 16-year-old African-American girl Madeiah Bryant by state police on April 20.
Hundreds of students from Ohio State University staged a sit-in at the Ohio Union Center and demanded that Ohio State University sever ties with Columbus police, according to media reports.
After the sit-in, crowds poured into the streets to begin the march, chanting the name of the victim, Bryant, holding signs such as “Being African-American should not be a reason to be killed” as they marched along North Commercial Street before heading to the Ohio State Capitol.
It is understood that Bryant was shot by white police officer Nicholas Reardon, who fired four shots at Bryant and killed him, and authorities are now investigating further details of the incident.
The case comes at a time when popular protests erupted in the area after the conviction of white former police officer Shawan for kneeling over the death of African-American man George Floyd.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the same day, President Biden has been briefed on the “tragic shooting.”