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At least 64 people were arrested by police in Louisville during protests against the murder of Breonna Taylor

August 26, 2020

At least 64 people were arrested this Tuesday during protests in the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, eastern United States over the death by police of Breonna Taylor, a murdered ambulance doctor, at his own home in March 2020.

Acting head of the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department, Robert Schroeder, pointed out at a press conference that, although the demonstrations were peaceful, a number of people ignored the agents’ demands and had to be arrested for “disturbing public order” and for “being dangerous.” Traffic situations “.

Numerous people, reports the CNN network, have traveled from Florida, Michigan and New York to take part in the demonstrations designed to pressure the authorities to investigate what happened and to divide the responsibilities between the police officers who were killed clear up Taylor’s life.

At least 64 people were arrested by police in Louisville during protests against the murder of Breonna TaylorAt least 64 people were arrested by police in Louisville during protests against the murder of Breonna Taylor

Taylor, 25, was killed in her own home in March when three plainclothes police officers accidentally broke into her home after the initial investigation, mistook her boyfriend for someone she believed was an intruder and fired a gunshot warning, a gunfight trigger that ended her life.

Following the death of George Floyd on May 25 by a Minneapolis police officer, racist tensions have come back to the fore in the United States, particularly following recent deaths by police officers in recent weeks, at the latest in them a few days ago, as Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back in front of his children by a Wisconsin Police officer who described what happened as a “domestic incident”.

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