New Yorkers rally for Breonna Taylor for fifth day in a row in Grand Army Plaza

Dozens came together at Grand Army Plaza Sunday to remember Breonna Taylor, marking the fifth day in a row that rallies and protests have taken place throughout the city.

News 12 Staff

Sep 28, 2020, 2:13 AM

Updated 1,338 days ago

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Dozens came together at Grand Army Plaza Sunday to remember Breonna Taylor, marking the fifth day in a row that rallies and protests have taken place throughout the city.
Many New Yorkers have expressed their feelings of sadness and anger after a verdict was reached in Breonna Taylor's case.
Taylor was shot in her home during a police search warrant. One out of three Louisville police officers involved was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment.
Protestors News 12 spoke with say they were hoping for a different decision in court.
"There was enough evidence to send them to jail, and they still got a slap on the wrist," says Aniyah Danforth, of Flatbush. "Just upsetting, because this was an opportunity for change to really happen."
Benjamin Le, of Crown Heights, says, "Sit around at home looking at social media, you aren't going to do anything. You need to get out, and meet other people, and go out and say 'No.'"
Many protesters say they don't know each other on a personal level but, by coming out to rally, they feel connected, and say the BLM movement is not just a hashtag, it's a reality.
"Coming out to a protest, seeing other New Yorker's, and seeing the faces of locals in a protest, in a vigil, in a march, it keeps my sanity in check. It makes me feel this is my community, and you see it too," says John DiSpirito, of Kew Gardens in Queens. "You want to be there, you want to support, you want to do something to at least lend your voice to say, 'Hey I matter, this matters, and this is no way to live.'"
Danforth adds, "Myself, as well as many other Black people, are tired, upset. It's been happening for years and years, and it's time for change."


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