Protesters Hold Vigil For Breonna Taylor At Franklin Park

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Protesters met at Franklin Park on Wednesday to hold a peaceful vigil for Breonna Taylor.

The demonstration was one of many protests held across the country over the grand jury decision in Taylor's case.

None of the officers involved were charged directly for Taylor's death. Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for firing shots into Taylor's apartment. The other two officers, Sgt. John Mattingly and Det. Myles Cosgrove, were not charged.

Around thirty people met at the park, and held a moment of silence. Some held signs that read, “Justice for Breonna Taylor,” “Say Her Name” and “No Justice, No Peace.”

Imani, a Boston resident, said that she is tired of having to speak about injustice.

"They need to arrest all of them," She said. "No one even deserves to be out right now because she can’t even have her life."

Another resident, Twaon of Roxbury, said he was hit hard by the decision as a father of two black daughters.

"I got a 13-year-old, and I got a six-year-old," he said. "So they have to understand that they have to use their voices, because if not, we're never going to be heard."

Mayor Walsh said at a press conference on Wednesday that he stands with those who demand justice for "every precious Black life" that has been cut short because of systemic racism. 

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.

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