Thousands of ‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters took to the streets of New York City on Wednesday night following a grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case.
Protesters gathered at Barclays Center in Brooklyn where they staged a die-in before marching over the Manhattan Bridge to the city centre after Louisville police officers were not charged in Breonna Taylor‘s death.
Officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment. Two other officers involved in the incident, Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly, have not been charged.
Taylor was killed while sleeping in her bed in on March 13, after police officers broke into her apartment under a ‘no-knock warrant’ suspecting her to be part of a drug ring. The woman was eventually shot eight times as the officers exchanged gunshots with her boyfriend.