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  • Protesters have taken to the streets for 100 days to demand an end to police brutality. September 5, 2020.

    Protesters have taken to the streets for 100 days to demand an end to police brutality. September 5, 2020. | Photo: Twitter / @globalnews

Published 5 September 2020
Opinion

A group of organizations made a call to cancel Saturday’s Kentucky Derby out of respect for Breonna Taylor’s family.

Police brutality protests are taking place in Louisville, Kentucky, this Saturday where the famous Kentucky Derby horse race is set to take place. 

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Protesters have gathered in the city’s Jefferson Square Park, where Breonna Taylor's memorial site is located,  chanting “No justice, no Derby.” 

In the morning, police brutality protesters clashed with armed counter protesters who identified as “patriots” who also took the streets chanting “Back the blue.” 

Christopher Wells, a spokesperson for police brutality protests, said that, "although the last 100 days of protests have been sad, it’s time for change."

“It’s really sad that we have to even be out here for 100 days. It’s really sad that it’s a debate about the justice system. 400 years, it’s time for a change,” he said. 

Saturday marks 100 days since protests first began in Louisville over the killing of Breonna Taylor. Protests have continued since and have spread all around the country calling for an end to police brutality, racial injustice, while also demanding justice victims for police brutality. 

Demonstrators will continue to meet at Jefferson Square Park, until 6 p.m. tonight where a larger protest is set to take place calling for justice for Breonna Taylor’s killing. 

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