1-Year Anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s Death Marked With Protests Along West Coast

Big cities along the West Coast saw a swarm of riots Saturday night as protesters unleashed their anger on the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death during a police raid in Kentucky.

In Hollywood, police officers assembled to control dozens of demonstrators who threw rocks and shattered store windows, according to KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.

Earlier that day, hundreds of protesters peacefully marched together in Hollywood to celebrate Taylor’s life. The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted that law enforcement officers will ensure everyone’s First Amendment rights, yet they are also committed to protecting the public.

Meanwhile, police officers in Seattle arrested 13 demonstrators after they vandalized downtown businesses. Protesters were caught spray painting graffiti on the outside of a Starbucks coffee shop.

And protesters in Portland gathered near a federal courthouse shortly after police had removed a blockade from around the building.

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Vandals even spray-painted “Police are Murderers” on the outside of the courthouse.

Demonstrator Olivia Alexander said the anniversary of Taylor’s death has encouraged her to continue the fight for racial justice.

“As we’ve seen, there’s not been any justice for Breonna Taylor, and a lot of the other brutal killings of Black Americans, so holding onto hope has been the most important thing,” Alexander said.

And Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) tweeted a statement Saturday supporting the Taylor family and her mother, Tamika

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