Protesters filled the streets of D.C. and cities across America Wednesday night in response to a Kentucky grand jury's decision not to charge Louisville officers in the death of Breonna Taylor.
Numerous demonstrators marched from the Department of Justice to Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House.
D.C. authorities stated rolling roadway closures were in effect as the demonstrators marched.
“It's very disappointing, very disheartening. Particularly for someone who likes their nation, enjoys being in America, enjoys living here– it's actually, actually disheartening,” one female informed News4's Shomari Stone near the White House as protesters began to gather.”One thing that every Black female in this country needs to understand now is that could've been me,” she stated.
Taylor, an emergency situation medical worker, was shot numerous times by white officers who entered her house on a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. The warrant utilized to browse her home was connected to a suspect who did not live there, and no drugs were discovered inside.
“It reveals you that Black lives do not matter,” one male outraged by the news informed News4.
The only charges originating from the raid were 3 counts of wanton endangerment against previous officer Brett Hankison for shooting into an apartment next to Taylor's that had individuals in it.
While protests remained serene downtown, there were reports of damage in Dupont Circle. Windows were shattered at a bank and a Starbucks. It's unclear if the vandalism is connected to the protests.Source: nbcwashington.com