Angry, confused and shedding tears, demonstrators who spent months calling for justice in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor resumed their protests Wednesday after prosecutors announced a single officer had been indicted — but not on charges involving the Black woman’s death inside her Louisville, Ky., apartment in March.
The protests, which rekindled as soon as news of the grand jury’s decision broke Wednesday afternoon, were largely peaceful. But shortly before a 9 p.m. curfew, two police officers were shot and injured.
Meanwhile, a weekly Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles evolved into a rally for Taylor after the grand jury’s decision was announced Wednesday.
On Thursday, demonstrators were marching in Hollywood when police say a truck drove into the crowd, striking and injuring at least one person.
About half of U.S. states have seen their highest daily coronavirus infection numbers so far at some point in October, and the country as a whole came very close to back-to-back record daily infection rates on Friday and Saturday