Hundreds March In OKC After Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Decision

Thursday, September 24th 2020, 9:16 am
By: Caleb Califano


Protests continued across the country Wednesday night in response to the grand jury decision surrounding the death of Breonna Taylor.

In Oklahoma City, hundreds of people started on Northwest 23rd Street and North Classen Boulevard and made their way towards the police department.

Many said they were heartbroken by the verdict, but not surprised.

No Louisville officers were directly charged in the shooting of Breonna Taylor.

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Only one was indicted for firing shots into a nearby apartment.

Here in OKC and across the country protesters are wanting more serious charges. One protestor in OKC told News 9 they wanted "manslaughter at the minimum.”

One woman's sign read "Black Lives Matter, no justice."

“People are going to keep hearing our voice until this stuff gets better. This is ridiculous, even though I’m from Oklahoma, I’m feeling what they are feeling down there,” said Dominique Gray, a Protester.

Across the metro in Edmond, they were protesting as well in response to the police shooting of Isaiah Lewis back in 2019.

Edmond Police say Lewis ignored their commands during a struggle, injuring two of their officers, who were eventually cleared - Protesters disagree.

In OKC protesters are vowing to keep rallying, and continuing the fight against racial justice.