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'This is about justice': Events, rallies mark 1 year anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On March 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in her home by police officers who broke down her door to serve a search warrant.

One year later, her death and her name continue to drive calls for change in relation to policing, systemic racism and a host of other issues impacting residents of Louisville, Kentucky, and countless other cities.

Numerous events and rallies are scheduled this weekend in major U.S. cities — including New York, Washington and Atlanta — in honor of the 26-year-old Black woman.

In Louisville, hundreds gathered before 1 p.m. Saturday in Jefferson Square Park for the “Justice for Breonna Taylor” rally and march.

Protesters gathered at Jefferson Square Park on Saturday, March 13, 2021, the one-year anniversary of the killing of Breonna Taylor.

Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, and other family members are leading the rally, and joining them are numerous speakers and community organizers. 

“This is not a celebration,” one speaker said. “This is the anniversary of something that should not have happened.”


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