Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville results in 76 arrests, police say
Written by kslmadmin on July 25, 2020
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.
“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.
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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