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Vigil for Tyre Nichols set for Wilkes-Barre

The Wilkes-Barre Branch of the NAACP and Action Together NEPA will hold a vigil this weekend for a black man killed by police last month.

29-year-old Tyre Nichols was killed by Memphis Police during a traffic stop in January. The two community groups will gather on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. to “mourn the passing of a life, a potential and a spark.”

Five Memphis Police officers have been fired and charged with second-degree murder for Nichols’ death.