Hundreds gather across NYC to protest Breonna Taylor decision

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Gotham Wednesday night in massive demonstrations over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to clear the cops involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor of any wrongdoing.

More than 600 people massed outside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center by 8 p.m., with scores more crossing the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges to meet them — even as hundreds of others marched down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue.

“Forget, ‘turn the other cheek,’” one protester said over a loudspeaker outside the Brooklyn arena. “We’re way past that. It’s ‘eye for an eye’ now.”

Meanwhile, a throng of marchers in Manhattan chanted “say her name” as they made their way south from Fifth and Park avenues — with all of the demonstrations reminding peaceful early in the night.

The protests erupted just hours after former Louisville cop Brett Hankison was indicted for “wantonly” shooting his service weapon during the botched police raid that left Taylor dead.


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