A crowd estimated at 200 individuals gathered on the world-famous intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Avenue Saturday night time to mark the anniversary of Louisville, Ky. resident Breonna Taylor’s demise in a police drug raid.
One demonstrator jumped on a police automobile, police forming a skirmish line and deployed tear gasoline, and stories of vandalism had been the fruits of the demonstration, which referred to as for justice within the Taylor demise. Her household acquired a $12 million settlement from Louisville, however not one of the cops face felony prices within the incident, which triggered nationwide protests.
The Hollywood protests got here a day after Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker, who was of their condo when police raided it and exchanged gunfire, filed a federal lawsuit in opposition to the Louisville Metro Police Division, alleging his constitutional rights had been violated.
The protesters in Hollywood had been ordered to dispersed after launching rocks and bottles at police. The busy intersection space was cleared by 1 AM. The realm is dwelling to the Pantages Theater, Capitol Information, and a number of other busy eating places, bars and nightclubs.
A number of individuals had been arrested, authorities mentioned, however a precise quantity was not obtainable. A number of officers suffered minor accidents.
Gatherings marking the Taylor anniversary had been held in Hollywood at 11:30 a.m. and seven:30 p.m.,
Taylor’s household was a part of tons of of demonstrators who gathered in downtown Louisville on Saturday. A federal investigation is ongoing within the Taylor incident.
Good night everybody! I’ll observe up with numerous footage, however thought I’d lead with this. I’m OTG at a protest in Hollywood, one protestor ended up on a LAPD cruiser whereas it sped away. I’ve no updates on that protestor’s security. pic.twitter.com/uKqyK8B46k
— Sean Carmitchel (@ACatWithNews) March 14, 2021