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Senior Citizens Protest to Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor

August 21, 2020, 10.20 PM

LOUISVILLE, - A group of white senior citizens staged a sit-in outside the home of Kentucky’s AG Daniel Cameron to demand justice for Breonna Taylor on Thursday.

The case of Breonna Taylor, who was shot multiple times by police officers and later died, has garnered nationwide attention including those from Lebron James and Oprah.

Police ended up arresting one of the senior citizens while six others were handed citations.

Over a dozen protestors showed up on the front lawn of Kentucky’s Attorney General, Daniel Cameron’s suburban Louisville home.

Read also: Family of Breonna Taylor Meets with Kentucky’s AG Daniel Cameron

They sat in chairs they brought and held up signs that included: “Grannies for Breonna," and “Listen to Your Elders, Black Lives Matter," said 78-year-old protester Dotti Lockhart.

“We can’t march," Lockhart said in a phone interview.

“We all wanted to be involved in some kind of action for Breonna Taylor’s family. ... I thought that a direct action and a little civil disobedience would be something we could risk.”

Mary Carrigan Holden, who spent her time during the sit-in mending a dress, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass at the end of the approximately hourlong protest.

The 68-year-old retired teacher later said it was worth getting arrested because Louisville needs “to wake up and make sure we’re on the right side of history”.

Cameron is leading the investigation into whether Louisville police officers involved in Taylor's death will be criminally charged for their actions in the early morning hours of March 13.

Taylor, a Black 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was shot multiple times when officers burst into her apartment with a warrant during a drug investigation.

No drugs were found.

Since then, the names of Taylor and George Floyd have been on the lips of demonstrators nationwide, and their deaths have become part of a national reckoning over racism and police actions.

George Floyd, a Black man, died after a white Minneapolis police officer put his knee on the handcuffed man’s neck for several minutes, even after he stopped moving and pleaded for air.


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