January 28, 2021

28 arrests made during Breonna Taylor protests; windows smashed, vehicle set ablaze

At least 28 people were arrested overnight as civil unrest continued in Louisville over a grand jury’s controversial decision in the Breonna Taylor case.



a car parked on a rainy night: Firefighters stand next to a burned out car, Sept. 26, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky.


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Firefighters stand next to a burned out car, Sept. 26, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tensions have boiled over in the streets of Kentucky’s largest city in the days since a grand jury declined to indict three white police officers in the death of Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman shot in her own apartment in March.

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Police began arresting people as soon as a 9 p.m. curfew imposed by Mayor Greg Fischer went into effect Saturday, authorities said.

Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officials said in a Twitter post that just before the curfew started, orders were given over loudspeakers for protesters to clear out of Jefferson Square Park in the downtown area. Officials said the orders to disperse were made

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28 arrests made during Breonna Taylor protests in Louisville; windows smashed, vehicle set ablaze

At least 28 people were arrested overnight as civil unrest continued in Louisville over a grand jury’s controversial decision in the Breonna Taylor case.

Tensions have boiled over in the streets of Kentucky’s largest city in the days since a grand jury declined to indict three white police officers in the death of Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman shot in her own apartment in March.

Police began arresting people as soon as a 9 p.m. curfew imposed by Mayor Greg Fischer went into effect Saturday, authorities said.

Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officials said in a Twitter post that just before the curfew started, orders were given over loudspeakers for protesters to clear out of Jefferson Square Park in the downtown area. Officials said the orders to disperse were made when police officers saw people “gathering plywood shields and other items that could be used as weapons” and gleaned from

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