Protesters block traffic on I-95, call for justice for Breonna Taylor

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)– Protesters in Providence took to the streets Wednesday night to voice their anger over a grand jury’s decision to indict one officer on charges stemming from the killing of Breonna Taylor.

“I’m heartbroken, but I’m not surprised,” said protester Miguel Sanchez.

He said there will not be justice for Taylor until all three of the officers connected to her death have been charged with murder.

Protesters gathered in Burnside Park around 8:00 p.m. and then marched down Exchange Terrace. They made their way to the onramp of I-95 North near the Providence Place Mall and blocked traffic along the way.

As demonstrators marched they chanted, “Say her name. Breonna Taylor!”

“I hope we send a message to Louisville that we are standing in solidarity,” said Sanchez.

The group eventually left the interstate and headed back towards Burnside Park. State Police were always nearby.

It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was arrested.

©WLNE-TV/ABC6 2020


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