Louisville extends curfew as arrests, civil unrest over Breonna Taylor decision linger

Despite a 9 p.m. curfew, protests continued in Louisville Friday night over a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor.

Unrest was expected to continue through the weekend despite the curfew, announced by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Thursday.

Two dozen protesters were arrested Thursday night, a day after grand jury decision in the death of the 26-year-old EMT, who was shot in her home during a botched raid, the Courier-Journal reported.

Among the arrested was State Rep. Attica Scott, who authored the state legislation that would ban no-knock warrants.

Scott was hit with a felony charge of first-degree rioting and two misdemeanors for failure to disperse and unlawful assembly.

“Our call to action is to continue to make sure that the city of Louisville understands that we will not go away, that we will continue to demand the defunding of police and the dismantling of this police department because it’s corrupt from the inside out, from the bottom to the top,” Scott had told NPR earlier in the week.


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