Louisville protests continue in wake of Breonna Taylor decision
Protesters took to the streets in Louisville on Thursday for the second straight night, as attendees confronted armed militia members in the wake of a grand jury decision to clear cops in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, according to reports.
Police formed a perimeter around about 100 protesters who sought refuge at the First Unitarian Church, with at least 50 demonstrators trapped in the courtyard and at least 20 others inside the sanctuary, the Courier-Journal reported.
Among those arrested early in the night was Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott, the state lawmaker who co-authored Breonna’s Law, a police reform bill that bans no-knock search warrants like the one police executed when Taylor was shot March 13, Ryan Van Velzer of WFPL News in Louisville said on Twitter.
Police said 127 people were arrested on Wednesday, prompting city officials to extend a 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. curfew through the weekend.
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