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Photos: Thousands march for justice for Breonna Taylor in Boston

Demonstrators marched from Nubian Square to Boston City Hall after Louisville police were not charged for the 26-year-old's death earlier this year.

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Thousands of protestors marched Friday night through Boston to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old Black woman shot and killed by Louisville police in March.

The largely peaceful protests, which brought demonstrators from Nubian Square to Boston City Hall, came two days after a Kentucky grand jury indicted one of three officers involved in the shooting — a botched raid on Taylor’s apartment, The Boston Globe reports.

Charges filed against former Officer Brett Hankison were three counts of wanton endangerment for firing shots into the homes of Taylor’s neighbors. No charges were brought in connection to Taylor’s death.


Taylor, an emergency medical technician, was shot multiple times by police.

“It makes me sick to see my sisters gunned down, in the streets, in their homes, while their murders walk away free — free to continue to terrorize our neighborhoods,” Gabby Ballard, of Roxbury, told a crowd at the beginning of Friday’s march, WBUR reports.

According to the Globe, protestors started to disperse around 10 p.m., after hundreds gathered on Congress Street between Government Center and Faneuil Hall. As of 10:45 p.m., no arrests had been reported, a Boston police spokesman told the newspaper.

Camila de la Vega Maldonado arranges a memorial to Breonna Taylor in Justice Edward O. Gourdin Veterans Memorial Park.


Protesters rally and demand justice for Breonna Taylor at Justice Edward O. Gourdin Veterans Memorial Park.

Protesters demand justice for Breonna Taylor as they march past Boston Police Department Headquarters.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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