Demonstrations Spread Across The U.S. Including Buffalo
Demonstrators gathered at Niagara Square, downtown for the second night, last night according to a report aired on WIVB-TV standing in solidarity with Breonna Taylor.
Taylor was shot and killed by police in Kentucky in March of this year. Wednesday, the officers were cleared in her death.
Slow Roll Buffalo organized the gathering on Thursday night that started around 7 p.m. in response to one of its members being struck by a car in the same spot the previous night.
Slow Roll has identified the woman hit as Karen Huffman who was protesting Wednesday night to seek justice for Breonna Taylor. The incident was featured on national newscasts covering the protests across the United States.
“A motorist suddenly revved up and rammed through, and our beloved Karen is at ECMC with broken bones but with great spirits,” said Seamus Gallivan of Slow Roll Buffalo. “I’ve got to give some props to the folks at ECMC, because, man, she’s a flight risk- they don’t hold her down, she’ll be here! We know they’re caring well for her.”
At last night's gathering, organizers wanted to stress that Huffman does not want to be considered a hero but rather wants the community to keep “their eyes on the prize”, which is the end of racial brutality.