In Louisville and Across the Country:

In the Streets to Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor



Almost immediately after the Kentucky attorney general announced that none of the pigs who murdered Breonna Taylor will be indicted for her death, people got out into the streets in outrage in Louisville… and across the country. In New York City and other cities, Refuse Fascism was among the protests, linking up the fight for Black Lives Matter with the fight to demand Trump and Pence #OUTNOW. On this page are some sights and sounds from Wednesday nights protests.


Hundreds of protesters, largely young Black and white people, began marching through the streets.

The city had declared a 9 pm curfew, the governor called in the National Guard, and there was massive police mobilization in preparation for protests. Police attacked a peaceful march in the afternoon with batons and pepper spray, after declaring the march to be an “unlawful assembly.”

Heavily armed white militia types appeared in the streets, with no interference by the police.


New York City

Thousands of people gathered outside Barclay’s center in Brooklyn to protest the outrageous grand jury decision in Breonna Taylor’s murder. Protesters rallied, and then marched across the Manhattan Bridge. 

March on Manhattan Bridge, New York City


Washington, DC



Taking a knee for Breonna Taylor at Dunbar Park.


Los Angeles


Hundreds took to the streets.


Seattle, Washington


Eugene, Oregon




About 200 people rallied and marched from Woodruff Park to the Atlanta police headquarters.




Columbus, Ohio 


Detroit, MI


Denver, Colorado

Hundreds rallied at the State Capitol, and marched through downtown.


Austin, Texas

“Austin to Louisville, fight for Breonna Taylor!” Hundreds of people gathered at City Hall and marched through downtown. 


Minneapolis/St. Paul 

People rallied at the state capitol in St. Paul and then marched—many walked onto Interstate 94 in St. Paul closing traffic in both directions.


San Francisco, CA


San Diego, California

200 protesters gathered outside a courthouse and marched through downtown. 


St. Louis, Missouri

Protesters took over a major downtown intersection. 


Grand Rapids, Mi., Norfolk, Va., Oklahoma City, Columbus, Ohio 

(clockwise starting in upper left)


Athletes, Actors, Artists and Other Public Figures Respond

These are just some of the voices who are speaking out:

Layshia Clarendon, of the New York Liberty in the WNBA: “This is why police need to be defunded and ultimately abolished! We time and time again hope for a sliver of justice but why would we get that when the system is designed to protect the very folks that are murdering and terrorizing us. This isn’t a bad apple, it’s a rotten tree.”


Daniel Levy of the award-winning comedy “Schitt’s Creek” encouraged fans to donate to the Louisville Community Bail Fund, which raises money for protestors jailed as unrest erupts in the city in response to the decision, and tweeted: "Disgusted. Enraged. Heartbroken. Please contribute if you can. Justice should not be a luxury. #BreonnaTaylor".


Viola Davis, actor, “Bulls--- decision!! BLACK LIVES MATTER!!! Cannot be said enough times. 


Common, “Justice. For. Breonna. Taylor.”


Martin Luther King III, “This is a sad day for America and for justice. Today, no one was truly charged for Breonna Taylor’s murder, and her family deserves much better. This is again why elections matter, not just for president. We must vote up and down the ballot by November 3rd. Black Lives Matter”. 


George Clooney, in a statement issued to the New York Times: , responding to the Kentucky attorney general warning that celebrities and activists reacting to the news don't understand the case or the community. “I was born and raised in Kentucky. Cut tobacco on the farms of Kentucky. Both my parents and my sister live in Kentucky. I own a home in Kentucky, and I was there last month. The justice system I was raised to believe in holds people responsible for their actions. Her name was Breonna Taylor and she was shot to death in her bed by 3 white police officers, who will not be charged with any crime for her death. I know the community. I know the commonwealth. And I was taught in the schools and churches of Kentucky what is right and what is wrong. I’m ashamed of this decision.”


DeMarcus Cousins, former NBA player: “Slap on the wrist for MURDER, but 10 yrs for tearing down a punk ass statue!”



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