Senior citizens hold Breonna Taylor protest on Kentucky attorney general’s lawn

One person was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing.

  /  08.20.2020

 

A group of senior citizens parked their foldable chairs on the lawn of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to demand justice for Breonna Taylor.

According to WLKY, on Thursday (Aug. 20), the group began a silent vigil at 10 am. At least one person was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing during the protest. The men and women also held signs which read, “Elders Demand Justice For Breonna.”

“Recent actions on the streets of Louisville present challenges to elders during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Long marches while chanting can be impossible and large, closely-knit groups aren’t advised for vulnerable people, such as elders,” the group said in a news release.

This is the second protest to take place at Cameron’s home. The first one, which was organized by Until Freedom, took place last month. More than 80 protesters were arrested and charged with felony and misdemeanor charges for trespassing and disorderly conduct.

Among those arrested and charged were rapper YBN Cordae, activist Tamika Mallory, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams and “Love and Hip Hop: New York” star Yandy Smith.

The felony charges were later dropped following backlash from the public. “While we do believe the LMPD had probable cause for the charge, in the interest of the justice and promotion of the free speech ideas, we will dismiss the charge for each protester arrested this past Tuesday,” Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell announced on July 17.

A few days ago, Cameron met with Taylor’s family for the first time since she was tragically killed by Louisville police officers. He reportedly gave the family his condolences and told them that the investigation is ongoing. None of the officers who were involved in the fatal shooting have been arrested or charged, but Tamika Palmer, Taylor’s mom, is hopeful that justice will be served.

“At the end of the day, we have to bridge the community and the police,” she told WAVE 3 News. “That starts with the truth and justice. And we have to make real changes to keep this from happening to anyone else. The attorney general didn’t say which direction he’s pointing to, and I could be wrong, but after meeting him today I’m more confident that the truth will come out and that justice will be served.”

 

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