Gazebo Where Tamir Rice Was Killed To Be Placed In Museum

Originally set to be destroyed, the gazebo where Tamir Rice was gunned down by police will be placed in a museum.

According to ABC News, the gazebo will be dissembled and moved to Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago.

Rice was killed by police in 2014 while playing with a toy gun. Originally, Rice’s mother, Samaria Rice, and the city of Cleveland agreed to tear down the gazebo. However, according to Rice family attorney Billy Joe Mills, the family has realized its historical significance and plan to have it placed in a museum. 

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Crews began deconstructing the structure Wednesday.

Mills called the gazebo “one of the strongest national symbols of the current era of civil rights and police brutality.”

The family’s attorney told reporters that the Tamir Rice Foundation has agreed to loan the gazebo to the museum and “all sides have positive feelings about the loan and partnership,” adding, “we hope that it will continue to serve as that symbol but that by installing it at prominent institutions it will be elevated further in importance and power.”