The Scenes From Wednesday's Breonna Taylor Protests In Downtown LA
Several hundred people turned out to protests Wednesday in downtown L.A. in response to a Louisville grand jury's decision not to hold any police officers criminally liable for the killing of Breonna Taylor.
Here's the scene Wednesday evening:
Earlier in the day protesters gathered outside the Hall of Justice.
.@BLMLA protest outside the Hall of Justice @LADAOffice @LASDHQ, denounces the #breonnataylordecision & unfurls this scroll w names of ppl killed by #LAPD #LASD. They don't distinguish btwn armed & unarmed individuals but 2015 @KPCC investigation found 1/3 unarmed. @LAist pic.twitter.com/TlD0EAQEFV— Frank Stoltze (@StoltzeFrankly) September 23, 2020
Lots of chants of "Breonna Taylor" outside Hall of Justice downtown LA w @BLMLA activists comparing her killing to that of #DijonKizzee, Andres Guardado, Wakiesha Wilson, et al in LA. Lots of anger, frustration here over what they call a "white supremacist system."@KPCC @LAist pic.twitter.com/qo2iWEk5u7— Frank Stoltze (@StoltzeFrankly) September 24, 2020
One speaker here at the @BLMLA protest over the #breonnataylordecision at LA's Hall of Justice called for "war on a white supremacist system of policing" in the country and said ppl need to stop expecting only peaceful protests. @LAist @KPCC pic.twitter.com/9g5KzuintX— Frank Stoltze (@StoltzeFrankly) September 24, 2020
.@DocMellyMel speaks to crowd outside Hall of Justice. More than 400 here in the name of #breonnataylor. Organizers also drawing attention to local Angelenos killed by police, including Jesse Romero and Anthony McClain. "We gotta stay in these streets, this is not enough." @LAist pic.twitter.com/k83yeNYVe5— Robert Garrova (@robertgarrova) September 24, 2020
Robert Garrova contributed to this story.