Mother of Tamir Rice heads to March Against Police Violence in Washington DC

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CLEVELAND - The mother of 12-year-old Tamir Rice boarded a plane Friday to head to Washington D.C. to meet with other mothers who lost their sons in police-involved incidents.

Samaria Rice and her attorney, Walter Madison, are taking part in Saturday's March Against Police Violence.

"We are demanding justice," said Madison, as he stood next to Samaria Rice at Akron-Canton Airport.

Wearing a button with her son's picture, Samaria Rice said she is still grieving over her 12-year-old son's death.

Tamir Rice was shot Nov. 22 outside the Cudell Recreation Center by Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann. The autopsy was released on Friday.

Police were called to the center after getting a report of a man waving a gun. When police got there, Loehmann said he ordered Rice to put his hands up, but that Rice instead reached for his waistband. Rice had an airsoft pistol that looked like a real gun.

Samaria Rice will be joined by dozens of others from Cleveland that are taking a bus to Washington D.C. Friday night.

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