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Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville results in 76 arrests, police say

Written by on July 25, 2020

Louisville police arrested 76 protesters Friday during a march for Breonna Taylor, according to reports.

While the demonstration was mostly peaceful, those taken into custody were accused of charges including blocking traffic, disorderly conduct — which included illegally setting up obstacles in the street — and assault, including throwing water bottles at officers, police told WHAS-TV in Louisville.

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“We’ve never seen such a mass amount of people getting arrested,” a protester, who traveled from Denver for a different demonstration, told the station. “In Denver, they were doing similar snatch-and-grabs, but here they were just lining up, getting arrested, getting arrested.”

Officers started making arrests around 5 p.m. after they warned protesters they were illegally blocking the street, FOX affiliate WDRB-TV of Louisville reported.

The protesters were calling for justice for Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT who was shot eight times March 13 as officers burst into her home during a no-knock warrant related to a narcotics investigation.

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None of the officers involved in the shooting have been arrested or charged, though a detective was fired in June in relation to the case. The FBI and the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office are still investigating.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

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