September 5, 2020 marks exactly 101 days since the senseless death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky and the authorities have yet to make an arrest and one of the most attended events in Kentucky annually, The Kentucky Derby. This year the Kentucky Derby wasn’t filled with the excitement that the attendees normally experience because thousands of protestors gathered from all over the world to DEMAND JUSTICE for the murder of our sister Breonna Taylor.
Taylor, a 26-year-old unarmed Black woman who served as an essential worker was killed by Louisville police during a failed narcotics investigation at her Louisville apartment on March 13, 2020.
The march for Justice began at the nearby South Central Park where thousands gathered for non-violent protest organized by the national group Until Freedom. Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant amongst other notable Social Activist were in attendance. Pastor Jamal Bryant of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church spoke about Louisville having their own priorities that did not include bringing justice for the life of Breonna Taylor.
But the same way that you protect those horses, you ought to be protecting Black children from being gunned down in the street.” he said. “We’re glad that the police have shown up today, but where are the police when it is that [people] are being mowed down senselessly like dogs in the street?
~Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant
Activist began their march at South Central Park and ended at the Churchill Downs Racetrack less than a mile away. Those in attendance were calling for the justice for the police killing of Breonna Taylor. The Justice and Freedom Coalition of Louisville was one of several groups that organized the protest. Demonstrators were aiming to shift the attention from America’s most famous race to Taylor’s case. Yesterday marked a day that not only was the world watching the Kentucky Derby but this years event would also be remembered as the day that the eyes of the world was on Louisville as activist demanded JUSTICE FOR BREONNA!