About 60 people demonstrated Tuesday outside a Chattanooga City Council meeting, 

demanding the abolition of police and prisons following the police killing of Tyra Nichols in Memphis last month.  

Rev. Charlotte Williams of Eastdale Village said, "This heinous act of state-sanctioned violence should not be viewed in isolation, 

but as part of a long history of police violence against black people in Memphis, 

the state of Memphis, and across the country. " 

Community United Methodist Church said. 

The rally was organized by the Chattanooga activist group Concerned Citizens for Justice, 

which was formed in 1984 and resurfaced in 2012 after the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.