Remembering Breonna Taylor

Thousands of Twin Citians marched on Friday, June 26 in remembrance of the police killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African American emergency medical technician who was shot by police in Louisville, Kentucky on March 13, 2020. Three plainclothes officers entered Taylor’s apartment late at night on a no-knock search warrant while she and her boyfriend were asleep. Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired at what he thought were intruders, and in the ensuing gunfire, Taylor was shot eight times. No drugs were found in the apartment.  Her funeral was held on March 21.

Vigils and marches were held around the country to recognize what would have been Taylor’s 27th birthday. Here, a march organized by young women of color Alicia Arine and Amara Alvarez began with a rally in Powderhorn Park with a speech by Ashley Quinones, who lost her husband Brian to police violence, and others before proceeding down Lake Street and returning to Powderhorn.

A fatal shooting marred a similar march and rally in Louisville.