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Breonna Taylor Protests Break Out in Cities Across Nation

Protests are erupting across the country Wednesday night after a Kentucky grand jury announced its decision to not bring murder charges against officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates.

All times Eastern.

12:11 a.m. – D.C. update:

DC protester heckles police guarding businesses: “Look at you, you’re protecting McDonald’s, you’re an idiot!” pic.twitter.com/GeL6Xx8BWi

— Kristina Wong 🇺🇸 (@kristina_wong) September 24, 2020

Police carrying dude away: pic.twitter.com/V7UJZuEY4X

— Kristina Wong 🇺🇸 (@kristina_wong) September 24, 2020

12:11 a.m. – Dallas update:

DALLAS: “f*ck you” a few white BLM protesters yell at a black woman in her car

As she tries to pass through an intersection they are blocking

She pleads, “you’re protesting the wrong person”

They continue to hurl expletives as traffic builds up pic.twitter.com/aBlRSnM3Ng

— ELIJAH RIOT (@ElijahSchaffer) September 24, 2020

12:08 a.m. – ESPN’s Jalen Rose yelled out a message during the NBA Eastern Finals before they cut to commercial:

ESPN’s Jalen Rose yells “It would also be a great day to arrest the cops that murdered Breonna Taylor“ during the NBA Eastern Finals before cutting to a commercial: pic.twitter.com/QwWklIKwOb

— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) September 24, 2020

11:46 p.m. – D.C. update:

Everyone is now heading to the whitehouse this is when things might pop off #BlackLivesMatter #BreonnaTaylor #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor#dcprotest #dcprotests #blmprotest #BLM #HappeningNow #BLMDC#Breakingnews #ACAB #DC #WashingtonDC #Breakingnews #Breaking pic.twitter.com/9p3Fk8CPar

— RawsMedia (@rawsmedia) September 24, 2020

“I am committed,” “This is war” protesters marching in DC streets right now. pic.twitter.com/w05sB1mz7q

— Matthew Miller (@mattmiller757) September 24, 2020

11:45 p.m. – Biden and Harris again:

[email protected] and I are keeping the police officers who were shot in Louisville in our hearts, wishing them a swift and speedy recovery. Violence is not the answer and we must find a way to express our grief, anger, and demands in ways that reflect the world we wish to see. https://t.co/yLFSAI7Iz4

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 24, 2020

11:21 p.m. – Louisville update:

Bottles thrown at police as the line advances to disperse protesters from downtown #Louisville #LouisvilleProtests #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/mHcHwyQHkV

— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September 24, 2020

A few minutes ago in downtown Louisville, with protesters facing off with State Troopers near Jefferson Square #Louisville #LouisvilleProtests #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/7P0bPgWmu4

— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September 24, 2020

Police advance to clear protesters out of the park #Louisville #LouisvilleProtests #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/ZT0F10flDL

— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September 24, 2020

11:18 p.m. – The Antifa flag is prominently displayed at the D.C. protest tonight.

CNN’s coverage of the Black Lives Matter protest in DC prominently features an Antifa flag in the background. pic.twitter.com/AWrgV9XX4C

— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 24, 2020

11:15 p.m. – The Louisville chief of police gave an update on the two police officers who were shot tonight:

Chief of Police in Louisville:

– Two police officers shot are not in critical condition
– One of them is in surgery
– They have 1 suspect in custody pic.twitter.com/h3nWp2g51b

— Kelb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 24, 2020

10:58 p.m. – Two armed men joined the protesters in Austin, TX, Breitbart’s Bob Price reports.

“Are you guys going to use those tonight,” Twitter user Savanah Hernandez asked the two armed men walking with protesters in Austin. “We hope not,” one of the men wearing a mask over his face replied.

I asked two armed members of tonight’s march if they planned on using their guns on police.

One of them responds “legally I’m required to say no” pic.twitter.com/Sd7fJY5dvk

— Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) September 24, 2020

10:54 p.m. – President Trump weighs in.

Praying for the two police officers that were shot tonight in Louisville, Kentucky. The Federal Government stands behind you and is ready to help. Spoke to @GovAndyBeshear and we are prepared to work together, immediately upon request!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2020

10:48 p.m. – Joe Biden and Kamala Harris weigh in.

We must continue to speak Breonna Taylor’s name, support her family still in grieving, and never give up on ensuring the full promise of America for every American. https://t.co/KJU21tQq4B

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 24, 2020

Tonight, I’m thinking of Breonna Taylor’s family who is still grieving the loss of a daughter and sister.

We must never stop speaking Breonna’s name as we work to reform our justice system, including overhauling no-knock warrants.

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 24, 2020

Biden’s full statement reads:

Breonna Taylor was a beloved daughter, member of her community, and an essential worker who served as an E.M.T. as COVID-19 began to spread. But she died, shot in her own home by the police. In the wake of her tragic death, we mourn with her mother, family, and community and ask ourselves whether justice could be equally applied in America.

I know for so many people today’s decision does not answer that call. A federal investigation remains ongoing, but we do not need to wait for the final judgment of that investigation to do more to deliver justice for Breonna. We know what is necessary. We need to start by addressing the use of excessive force, banning chokeholds, and overhauling no-knock warrants. I know people are frustrated and they have a right to peacefully protest, but violence is never acceptable. And we can express pain, grief, anger, and disappointment at the way things are, but remain focused on rebuilding trust in our communities and delivering change that can be.

We must continue to speak Breonna Taylor’s name, support her family still in grieving, and never give up on ensuring the full promise of America for every American.

10:39 p.m. – Rioters in Louisville attacked police officers by throwing projectiles at them and even knocked one of them to the ground, as the officers tried to extinguish fires in the city.

BLM-antifa rioters in Louisville attack officers putting out the fires on the Hall of Justice. Rioters throw projectiles at them. One officer is hit in the head and knocked to the ground. #BLM pic.twitter.com/x9ozmo27CD

— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 24, 2020

Town Hall’s Julio Rosas and the Daily Caller’s Shelby Talcott reported from the scene of the Louisville protesters setting fire to the Hall of Justice.

People are trying to set fire to boards protecting the widows on the Hall of Justice in Louisville. pic.twitter.com/iSjp1cXvLs

— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) September 23, 2020

Police officers just came out of the Hall of Justice to put out the fires. One officer was hit with something and fell to the ground. Some in the crowd cheered.

Officers retreated back into the building pic.twitter.com/JNBbbtoT1s

— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) September 23, 2020

Rosas also reported that police from within the Hall of Justice came outside to extinguish the fire and “were attacked with projectiles by rioters” and then “fell back inside the building.”

Police came out of the Hall of Justice in Louisville to put out the fires that had been started and were attacked with projectiles by rioters. The police fell back inside the building. An unlawful assembly has been declared. pic.twitter.com/EVEbqje7gr

— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) September 23, 2020

10:00 p.m. – Two Louisville Metro Police Department officers were shot Wednesday evening in downtown Louisville amid the protests.

WDRB reports: “Metrosafe confirmed to WDRB News that an officer had been shot at Brook and Broadway sometime before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. No other information was immediately available. Possible injuries to the officer are unknown at this time.”

NBC News’ Gabe Gutierrez reported that a second officer had been shot and both are receiving medical attention at Louisville University Hospital. The condition of the officers is currently unknown.

Louisville: Here is the moment the gun shots rang out

After police fired 2 intimidating non lethal munitions in the sky

You can hear 9 gun shots fired following the 2 munitions pic.twitter.com/z1QbsBEYCx

— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) September 24, 2020

Scroll down for the list of cities where protests have erupted:

SEATTLE, WA:

Westlake Center in downtown Seattle has maybe 50 people so far. Could be the rain or just that it’s early but there’s also another scheduled protest at Cal Anderson Park. #seattleprotests #breonnataylor pic.twitter.com/O6iVGj2qBg

— Esmy Jimenez (@esmyjimenez) September 24, 2020

PROVIDENCE, RI:

Black Lives Matter protesters in Providence argue with police and refuse to clear the highway, chanting Breonna Taylor in response to peaceful requests. pic.twitter.com/R9ADwoffId

— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 24, 2020

FORT WAYNE, IN:

Fort Wayne police block traffic at Lewis and Clinton for protesters marching for #breonnataylor pic.twitter.com/n8r5LvWZ3P

— Andy Paras (@AndyParas) September 24, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY, UT:

[email protected] has taken their gathering to the streets. They blocked 500 S and State Street and took off heading west.

This is the second gathering of the evening in downtown SLC. Neither are affiliated with one another. #BreonnaTaylor @fox13 pic.twitter.com/FUaBsRwY71

— (@brian_schnee) September 24, 2020

PITTSBURGH, PA:

NOW: Protesters are marching down Centre Avenue in Pittsburgh following a Kentucky grand jury’s decision in the case of Breonna Taylor. pic.twitter.com/oaymRXscmv

— Shelby Cassesse (@ShelbyCassesse) September 24, 2020

BOSTON, MA:

We are at Franklin Park where protestors are gathering for #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor. One man I just spoke with says, “I’m here for the family & the pain they are going through. This is not fair to Breonna’s family.” @MaliniBasu_ pic.twitter.com/YNEBY1PxDs

— Malini Basu (@MaliniBasu_) September 23, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, MI:

Hundreds march with Breonna Taylor’s family in Grand Rapids. // @FOX17 pic.twitter.com/7JixOkyBHh

— Lauren Edwards (@LaurenEdwardsTV) September 24, 2020

They took a knee together with GRPD Chief Eric Payne. https://t.co/NIDfiWsOxk

— FOX 17 (@FOX17) September 24, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN:

HAPPENING NOW: Protesters are on Lower Broadway. They’re chanting Breonna Taylor’s name. @WSMV pic.twitter.com/DcHQ0PwEse

— Cameron Taylor (@WSMVCameron) September 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC:

Huge crowed right now estimating about 500-700 protesters as they march away from the white house everyone is dressed in black #BlackLivesMatter #BreonnaTaylor #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor#dcprotest #dcprotests #blmprotest #BLM #HappeningNow #BLMDC#Breakingnews #ACAB #DC pic.twitter.com/VZXd8S6QNN

— RawsMedia (@rawsmedia) September 24, 2020

The activists are looking at individual media credentials and social media accounts and giving out glow bracelets to ones they approve of.

They forbid livestreaming. At least for the time being, I will refrain from streaming for my safety and add updates here. pic.twitter.com/GT1IFJM1Cx

— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) September 24, 2020

NEW YORK, NY:

~10k protesters in all lanes of Manhattan Bridge, pedestrian and traffic lanes. pic.twitter.com/cMtViRk0zs

— Matthew Chayes (@chayesmatthew) September 24, 2020

Group from 59th is now headed east on 24th St.

“No cops, no KKK, no fascist USA,” the crowd chants to live drums. pic.twitter.com/Yxo5BJZddY

— NYC Protest Updates 2020 (@protest_nyc) September 24, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA:

Demonstrators peacefully marching through Philadelphia following the Kentucky grand jury ruling in the Breonna Taylor casehttps://t.co/Pec2LxFNf7 pic.twitter.com/mEA7RaMOtB

— Katie Katro (@KatieKatro6abc) September 24, 2020

ST. PAUL, MN:

St. Paul – Group of protesters entering the freeway I94 near Marion. 19:58 pic.twitter.com/E9QjfJhyIx

— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) September 24, 2020

DALLAS, TX:

Large crowd of protesters are out in downtown Dallas demonstrating in response to the Breonna Taylor case in Kentucky. | @utashorthorn pic.twitter.com/KtOZMUbO5b

— Megan Cardona (@megancardona_) September 24, 2020

AUSTIN, TX:

AUSTIN – Currently in Austin, TX pic.twitter.com/vu4fNgtoyF

— FJ News Reporter (@FJNewsReporter) September 24, 2020

MILWAUKEE, WI:

BREAKING: Crowds marching down highway in #Milwaukee, Wisconsin, blocking traffic — in response to #BreonnaTaylor announcement. pic.twitter.com/SUXHYcVhdr

— SV News 🚨 (@SVNewsAlerts) September 24, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, FL:

Protestors are now going restaurant by restaurant to chant at diners on Beach Dr. in St. Pete. A lot of diners yelled back, starting multiple confrontations.

This one was the most significant. Protestors took over a couple’s table. Not sure why they were targeted specifically. pic.twitter.com/dzLM7KuCW9

— Josh Fiallo (@ByJoshFiallo) September 24, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA:

#BREAKING: Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in downtown Los Angeles to protest the decision of a grand jury in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor https://t.co/4oEsNR1HyX pic.twitter.com/OVk2B3cjGa

— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) September 23, 2020

CHICAGO, IL:

Dozens of protesters staged at Millennium Park in Chicago for #BreonnaTaylor March planned to Trump Tower.

Police standing by across the street. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/em1dYDHr2w

— Steven Graves (@StevenGravesTV) September 24, 2020

DETROIT, MI:

“Justice for Breonna” protesters chant at the Joe Louis Fist in Detroit. #BreonnaTaylor #DetroitWillBreathe #BLM pic.twitter.com/Q7D7m7N7CT

— Kristen Shamus (@KristenShamus) September 24, 2020

LOUISVILLE, KY:

Officer down in Louisville. pic.twitter.com/iAoVgibsQa

— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 24, 2020

Louisville police have real guns now in response to being fired upon. pic.twitter.com/caiHhV5bXa

— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 24, 2020

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