People protest against the death of Casey Goodson Jr., a 23-year-old Black man who was killed by police last week as he entered his home, in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., December 12, 2020.
The crowd, shown in footage broadcast by local news outlets and on social media, marched downtown toward the Ohio statehouse chanting, “No justice, no peace, no racist police.”
Some participants in the march, followed closely by police officers on foot and in patrol cars, spilled into the streets, blocking traffic, but the gathering appeared peaceful and there were no reports of arrests
Goodson’s family said he had been returning from a local sandwich shop and was shot in the back as he was about to enter his home. They said he had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
A coroner’s report said Goodson was shot multiple times in the torso.
“I’m calling for justice and that’s all I’m calling for,” Goodson’s mother, Tamala Payne, said in a news conference Thursday. “My son was a peaceful man and I want his legacy to continue in peace.”
Another protest was planned for downtown Columbus on Saturday at noon, according to the Columbus Dispatch and other local media.