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SEE IT: Thousands march in Manhattan & Brooklyn seeking justice for Breonna Taylor

Protestors marched down Broadway after the Breona Taylor decision. They will all meet up at the Barclays Center. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

Thousands took to the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn on Wednesday night to demonstrate racial injustice and police brutality hours after a Louisville, KY grand jury declined to indict two of the three officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor.

The protest began at the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue at about 7 p.m. on Sept. 23. Earlier in the day, a Kentucky grand jury announced the indictment of one of three Louisville police officers in Taylor’s killing on charges of wanton endangerment. The grand jury declined to charge the officers with murder, as many justice advocates had sought for weeks.

Taylor was shot to death on March 13, 2020 as the officers executed a search warrant inside her home. There was no video evidence of the shooting, according to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

The protesters in Midtown on Wednesday night charged that the officers involved in Taylor’s death were getting away with murder. 

“Justice ignored Breonna Taylor,” said Carol Ann, founder of Black Women’s March. “It’s unacceptable. A woman died, killed by the police, and nothing happened. Enough!” 

The big crowd then moved on from the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue and began their march, chanting, “We want justice for Breonna Taylor!” 

The march was preceded with similar protests near Union Square and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn earlier on Wednesday.

Protests broke out in Brooklyn and Manhattan after the Breonna Taylor decisions to indict only one cop in her shooting. Protestors make way over Manhattan Bridge. (Photo by Todd Maisel)
Protests broke out in Brooklyn and Manhattan after the Breonna Taylor decisions to indict only one cop in her shooting. Protestors jammed Barclays Center. (Photo by Todd Maisel)
(Photo by Todd Maisel)
Hundreds of protesters outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sept. 23, 2020 protesting after three Louisville, Kentucky officers were not indicted on murder charges in the March killing of Breonna Taylor. (Photo by Todd Maisel)
Protestors make way down Broadway. (Photo by Todd Maisel)
Protestors preform a live die in regards to the Grand Jury decision of the Breonna Taylor. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)
Protestors hold signs during a protest for Breonna Taylor at the Barclay Center. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell
A protestor holds up a sign after the grand jury decision of Breonna Taylor. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)
Protestors gather at the Barclays Center in solidarity with Breonna Taylor (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)
A protestor holds up a sign after the grand jury decision of Breonna Taylor. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)
Protestors march down Flatbush Avenue during a protest for Breonna Taylor. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)
Protestors march down Flatbush Avenue during a protest for Breonna Taylor. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)
A protestor holds up a sign after the grand jury decision of Breonna Taylor. (Photo by Lloyd Mitchell)
Protestors marched down Broadway after the Breonna Taylor decision. They would meet up with other marchers at the Barclays Center. (Photo by Todd Maisel)
Bike-riding cops on patrol at the protests. (Photo by Todd Maisel)
A brief clash between protesters and police in Midtown on Sept. 23, 2020. (Photo by Dean Moses)
Marching for justice for Breonna Taylor in Midtown on Sept. 23, 2020. (Photo by Dean Moses)
Demonstrators march with a likeness of Breonna Taylor. (Photo by Dean Moses)
(Photo by Dean Moses)
(Photo by Dean Moses)
(Photo by Dean Moses)
(Photo by Dean Moses)

With reporting by Dean Moses.

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