KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nearly 100 protesters gathered in front of the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department for a third night in response to the decision in Breonna Taylor's case, and within two hours started marching toward the Jackson County Detention Center.
A grand jury on Wednesday charged only one of the three officers involved in the shooting at Taylor’s apartment. That officer faces three counts of wanton endangerment, which can land someone in jail for up to five years, for his shots that entered another apartment.
When demonstrators stopped at the jail, inmates flickered their cell lights and started banging on windows.
A short time later, the group stopped at East 13th Street and Grand Boulevard, blocking the intersection.
Among protesters Friday night was 2-year-old Mi’Kell, whose mother said that "he needs to be out here standing for the ones who were murdered but also for him, for his future."
Representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a representative from the organization Liberty Lawyers were present Friday night.
Demonstrators wrapped a Black Lives Matter flag around the fallen officers memorial in front of KCPD headquarters.
As the demonstration crowd grows downtown outside @kcpolice HQ, 3 @ACLU legal observers and an official witness with the group ‘Liberty Lawyers’ have arrived. A Black Lives Matter flag has also been wrapped around the fallen officers memorial out front. @41actionnews @KCMO pic.twitter.com/q5FXT1Y66T— Gabriella Pagán (@GabbyPaganTV) September 25, 2020
Protesters are demanding racial equality and justice in the aftermath of the Taylor decision.
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