West Coast Cities Erupt With Unrest, Violence As Marker For One Year Anniversary Since Breonna Taylor’s Death

Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland hosted riots to “commemorate” Breonna Taylor, according to Fox News.

Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death in a police raid in Louisville.

Rioters generally acted crazy in the direction of Police officers.

Rioters vandalized a Bed Bath and Beyond, a CVS pharmacy, and an Asian restaurant.

In videos posted on Twitter, Seattle Police showed an aggressive approach.

Rioters crushed a Starbucks.

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In Portland, rioters occupied a federal courthouse.

From Fox News:

Taylor, who was Black, was killed on March 13, 2020, when a group of Louisville Metro Police Department officers entered her apartment on a no-knock raid.

Taylor’s boyfriend fired at the officers, thinking they were burglars, he later told police, and the officers fired back. Taylor was shot and killed by officers in the crossfire.

The officers later said they had announced their presence in the apartment. No drugs were found inside.

Taylor’s family and their supporters have been seeking the prosecution of city police officers who participated in the raid that led to Taylor’s death. Three police officers have been fired and one detective was charged for allegedly shooting into adjacent apartments during the raid but none has been charged in connection with Taylor’s death.

Authorities in Kentucky stress that their investigation is continuing.

There were also protests and celebrations of her life in Louisville Saturday.

“Eyes are on Louisville, Kentucky, today so let’s show America what community looks like,” Taylor’s aunt, Bianca Austin, told a group in the city Saturday, KABC-TV in Los Angeles reported.

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