Hundreds march at WKU following Breonna Taylor investigation annoucement
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Hundreds of people gathered on the campus of Western Kentucky University to march for racial equality Wednesday afternoon.
The march was just hours after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that none of the Louisville Metro Police Officers who fired in and around the home of Breonna Taylor in March would be charged with her death. Taylor was a Black paramedic inside her home when police breached the front door of her home while in the process of executing a narcotics search warrant.
A man inside the home, Kenneth Walker, opened fire shooting and injuring a police officer. Police returned fire resulting in Taylor’s death. No drugs were found inside her home.
Marchers chanted “Black lives matter,” “no justice, no peace” and a variety of other messages about solidarity and racial inequality.
The protests began with speeches for about an hour and a half followed by a march down the hill and back up to Centennial Mall by Downing Student Union.
Police were asked by the leaders of the march to escort the protesters.
WKU officer Tim Gray, Bowling Green Police Chief Michael Delaney, Bowling Green Police Deputy Chief Penny Bowles, and WKU Police Chief Mitch Walker were all present at the march as well.