Kentucky Derby protesters continued to demand justice for Breonna Taylor


Thousands of protesters seeking justice for the killing of Breonna Taylor marched near the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. 

Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was fatally shot by Louisville police officers in March when they entered her apartment with a no-knock warrant. None of the police officers involved in Taylor’s death have been charged

The famous horse race takes place each year in Louisville, where Taylor moved when she was a teenager

The Justice and Freedom Coalition, one of the organizing groups behind the protest, told CNN:

“The eyes of the world are going to be on Louisville, as they are every year during the Derby. It has been nearly six months since Taylor has been murdered and there has been no justice or any information to come out.”

The protest was peaceful, CBS News reported. Though confrontations between counter protesters armed with assault rifles and Donald Trump campaign flags and demonstrators did occur downtown, no violence ensued. 

Photos of Saturday’s protest spotlight protesters’ demands that the police officers responsible for Taylor’s death be held accountable.


It’s been more than 100 days since Taylor’s death and no officers have been charged in her death.

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A protester protects themself with a gas mask as they march near the outside of the race track.

A protester protects themself with a gas mask as they march near the outside of the race track.

Image: Jeremy Hogan / getty images

Louisville Metro Police guard the perimeter of Churchill Downs during the protest.

Louisville Metro Police guard the perimeter of Churchill Downs during the protest.

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Thousands of protesters gathered to continue to demand justice for Breonna Taylor.

Thousands of protesters gathered to continue to demand justice for Breonna Taylor.

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The #SayHerName campaign brings awareness to the women who are often invisible victims of police violence.

The #SayHerName campaign brings awareness to the women who are often invisible victims of police violence.

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A protester holds up a painting of Breonna Taylor during the protest.

A protester holds up a painting of Breonna Taylor during the protest.

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Members of the NFAC (Not Fucking Around Coalition), an all Black militia, participated in the protest too.

Members of the NFAC (Not Fucking Around Coalition), an all Black militia, participated in the protest too.

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Qualified immunity allows police officers to get away with violating people's rights.

Qualified immunity allows police officers to get away with violating people’s rights.

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A person holds a Black Lives Matter sign from their car.

A person holds a Black Lives Matter sign from their car.

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Protesters pose together during the demonstration.

Protesters pose together during the demonstration.

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The Louisville metro council unanimously voted to ban no-knock search warrants after Taylor's death.

The Louisville metro council unanimously voted to ban no-knock search warrants after Taylor’s death.

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Protestors gather together during the 

Protestors gather together during the  “No Justice, No Derby Protest.”

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A woman throws up a Black power fist during the protest.

A woman throws up a Black power fist during the protest.

Image: Chris Tuite / Shutterstock





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