Louisville Protestors Flood Streets For 2nd Night After Grand Jury Decision


Louisville protests continued Thursday night (September 24) in response to a grand jury's decision to not file charges Wednesday (September 23) in the death of Breonna Taylor, according to NBC News.

For months, activists, celebrities and Black Lives Matter supporters called for the police officers involved in Taylor's death to be held accountable.

Out of the three officers that were in the trial, only Brett Hankison was accused of first-degree wanton endangerment.

Demonstrators flooded the city streets to voice their support for Taylor's grieving family and even called for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to release all the evidence in the case.

"In the early evening, demonstrators blocked an intersection and chanted, 'Whose streets? Our streets,'" NBC News reported.

Some protestors touted signs, and one protestor even held burning sage.

While demonstrators continued to join the protest, 30 armed people also arrived to protect businesses from possible vandalism.

A woman with a megaphone claimed a church is opening up a sanctuary, allowing protestors to seek refuge as the city's 9 p.m. curfew rolled around. Police officers arrested the remaining demonstrators who remained on the streets.

"Chemical agents were deployed, an unlawful assembly was declared and stragglers were encouraged to go home or face being locked up," NBC News reported. "Later in the evening, an officer and a protester shook hands on a deal to let the demonstrators exit the church property without being arrested."

Wednesday night, two police officers were shot during protests while responding to a large crowd and gunfire. Larynzo Johnson, 26, was taken into custody and is facing multiple charges related to police officer assault and endangerment.

Taylor, 26, was fatally shot on March 13 while authorities were executing a no-knock warrant at her residence. The warrant was for her ex-boyfriend Jamarcus Glover, a convicted drug dealer, in connection to an investigation.


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