Protesters gathered outside of City Hall Wednesday night for a peaceful protest against the ruling of Breonna Taylor’s case.
Earlier in the afternoon, a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against the Louisville police officers that killed Breonna Taylor.
Instead, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said officers who killed Taylor, were acting in self-defense. Officer Brett Hankison, was only charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for firing into Taylor’s neighbor’s house.
Following the ruling, Philadelphia Police prepared for the protest. Police blocked Market Street as well as Broad Street.
“I think that it’s pretty frustrating that every single time we ask for justice, they prep for protest instead of actually giving us what we want,” said Adele Johns, a member of the community.
Protesters chanted down Broad Street, Locust Street, around 11th Street then back to City Hall. As they marched down the street, they yelled “No justice, no peace,” and “Say her name! Breonna Taylor.”
Dr. Stephen Flemming says he is scared 0f the result.
“I can be Breonna, I can be Ahmaud Abery, I am Ahmaud Arbery. I am a black man in America and my life matters,” Dr. Stephen Flemming said, a public school teacher.
Philadephia Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted that he understands how Philadephians feel and urges people to remain peaceful.
“I know that many Philadelphians are feeling disappointed, frustrated, and even outraged, following today’s announcement by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron regarding the killing of Breonna Taylor…but we must ensure any demonstrations are done safely and in a lawful manner” he said.
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