Thousands Across NYC Protest Outcome Of Breonna Taylor Case – CBS New York


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City is now reacting to news that Louisville police officers will not be charged in Breonna Taylor‘s death.

A large Black Lives Matter protest started around 7 p.m. Wednesday outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reports.

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Police were seen outside the arena hours before the protest was planned to start.

Thousands of protesters listened to speakers and took a knee to honor Taylor.

Protesters later began marching, making their way onto the Manhattan Bridge.

There was a large police presence, but they did let the protesters pass.

It’s one of at least two planned rallies.

PROTESTS AND POLICE REFORMS

After the ruling was announced Wednesday afternoon, local activists groups behind the protests in New York released a statement denouncing the grand jury’s decision not to charge any officers directly for Taylor’s death.

They say in part, “The police of this Nation — from Louisville to Brooklyn — serve at the behest of the people they took an oath to protect. For far too long, police officers, corrupt politicians and different broken fractions of the criminal justice system have focused on protecting themselves.”

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