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In despair, protesters take to streets for Breonna Taylor

In despair, protesters take to streets for Breonna Taylor

Bill Stephens

September 25th, 2020


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — People dismayed that the Louisville, Kentucky, officers who shot Breonna Taylor haven’t be charged with her death have vowed to persist in their fight for justice. Many took to the streets in several U.S. cities to call for reforms to combat racist policing. The big question for a town torn apart by Taylor’s death and the larger issue of racism in America was how to move forward. Protesters chanted her name and flooded the streets in Taylor’s hometown Thursday night. Police say that as of early Friday at least 24 people were arrested.

Also from the Associated Press:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Senate candidates in Kentucky are commenting on the decision not to charge police officers for killing Breonna Taylor. Democrat Amy McGrath on Thursday called for fundamental change to combat “systemic racism.” She met with some protesters in Louisville. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, her Republican opponent, says peaceful protests offer a way to honor Taylor’s memory. He defended the investigation into Taylor’s death by his political ally, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. McConnell condemned incidents of property damage and gunfire that broke out during demonstrations in his hometown of Louisville.

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