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Sam Dubose supporters rally for justice

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Tuesday marked a year since the shooting death of Sam DuBose. He was allegedly at the hands of former UC police officer Ray Tensing. Protester rallied Tuesday for justice.

"Ain't no power like the power of the people cause' the power of the people don't stop,” yelled Teaila Williamston through a megaphone. Williamston is one of the daughters of Sam DuBose.

"I think today might just hit me that he's actually gone. I could never call my dad. So today was a hitter for me,” said Williamston.

Though it's been a year since the killing of her father, she says she doesn't want people to forget about the case surrounding his death. She's says grateful for the community support.

"It means a lot to my family because it shows we're not the only ones concerned about this case. We have a lot of help from the community and a lot of people that's supporting us,” said Williamston.

"We want to celebrate his life but simultaneously let the city know that this is a fight that's an ongoing fight for justice,” said Brian Taylor with Black Lives Matter.

Former UC police officer Ray tensing is charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter in the death of Sam DuBose. Tensing pulled over DuBose for a missing license plate.

"Just because Ray Tensing was indicted, that's only the very beginning and addition to an indictment we want conviction. We want the other two police officers who initially lied, who if there was no video would have stood as fact to be punished,” said Taylor.

Friends of Dubose say they just want to celebrate his life, and focus on the trial.

"The message is that our lives do matter. I was so happy that there was a diverse population, a diverse group out here to show that not only black lives matter, all lives matter,” said Kelli Prather.

Tensing's trial is set for October.

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