‘Please keep saying her name’ -- Breonna Taylor’s family urges peace

Cheryl Sanders
May 29, 2020

All of the shooting victims are civilians, according to LMPD, which said none of the victims were shot by officers and that it is "too early to comment on suspects". "Please keep demanding justice and accountability, but let's do it the right way without hurting each other. And in a time of this COVID-19 pandemic, it's laid bare all of that". At least seven people were shot during the protest.

Protesters were shown filming police with their mobile phones.

Thursday's demonstration came as protesters across the country - from Los Angeles to Memphis, Tenn., to NY to Minneapolis itself - have demonstrated against the death of a black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis police custody.

Just after midnight, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer tweeted a short video from Taylor's family, urging protesters to go home.

Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical tech, was shot eight times on March 13 after Louisville narcotics detectives knocked down her front door.

Around 500 to 600 demonstrators marched through the Kentucky city's downtown streets on Thursday night, the Courier Journal reported.

"What I'm seeing is people who are trying their best to do something with their hurt, their pain, and their frustration", Dorsey added. Neither had any criminal history or history with drugs and no drugs were found, the suit says.

Hundreds of people gathered at Louisville's City Hall for a demonstration calling for police officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor to be arrested.

Protesters were seen by crews with our sister station WAVE 3 News chanting, "No justice, no peace, prosecute police!" and "Breonna, Breonna, Breonna!"

The protests began between 6 p.m and 7 p.m. and continued until heavy rains drove the crowds home in the early morning.

Windows were broken and several vehicles were damaged during the unrest, police said.

The 911 call Kenneth Walker made after Breonna Taylor was shot during a warrant search by Louisville police was released to media outlets Thursday. Bricks were thrown into buildings and graffiti was splashed in several places, including a firefighter memorial, they said.

Jordan Basham said she was a few feet from where the people were shot. "As long as they're out there protesting, I'll be back". Los Angeles saw protests for the second straight night in support of Floyd. After gunfire from both sides, Taylor was struck and killed in her hallway. Many protesters wore masks.

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