Protesters Hold "Justice For Jocques" March

Posted: 7:40 PM, Feb 14, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-15 00:12:26-05
Protesters Hold "Justice For Jocques" March
Protesters Hold "Justice For Jocques" March
Protesters Hold "Justice For Jocques" March

Protesters took to the streets demanding "justice for Jocques," who was shot and killed by a Metro Nashville Police officer.

The protest and march began at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Shelby Avenue in East Nashville near where the shooting took place on Friday.

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The large group of at least 100 people shouted and held up signs saying "Black lives matter," "justice for Jocques," and "no justice no peace."

They walked over the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and onto Broadway where they blocked the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Broadway for a short time.



They march ended at the Metro Courthouse steps where they continued to hold a rally.  The entire route was about 1.5 miles.

At the courthouse, family members held photos of Jocques and addressed the crowd.  They described him as a good man and father, and said his life was cut short unnecessarily.

Organizers said they would remain at the courthouse until they were acknowledged by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.

They eventually left the courthouse and walked back to where the march began.

Barry released the following statement around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Mayor Barry met earlier with Chief Steve Anderson and District Attorney Glenn Funk to receive an update on the progress of the investigation. Additionally, Mayor Barry and Chief Anderson met with family members of Jocques Clemmons to express their condolences and reiterate their commitment to a full and thorough investigation of the shooting. The Mayor, Chief, and District Attorney are united in their desire to have an open and transparent process as the investigation continues.