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Biden ‘outraged’ after watching video of Tyre Nichols beating

Memphis police officers surround Tyre Nichols as he lays on the ground, on Jan 7, 2023.City of Memphis

President Joe Biden on Friday night said he was “outraged and deeply pained” after watching videos of the brutal beating of Tyre Nichols by Memphis police.

In a statement shortly after the videos were released, Biden called the images “horrific.”

“It is yet another painful reminder of the profound fear and trauma, the pain, and the exhaustion that Black and Brown Americans experience every single day,” he said.

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“The footage that was released this evening will leave people justifiably outraged,” Biden added, while urging those who seek justice “not to resort to violence or destruction.”

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