Black Lives Matter Maine protest underway in Portland in response to Breonna Taylor case decision

Portland Police have closed off a section of Congress Square as members of Black Lives Matter Maine block the street by Monument Square. The group holding a protest in Portland in response to the Wednesday’s grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case.Several dozen people gathered in front of the Portland police headquarters on Middle Street around 6 p.m. The group blocked traffic on Franklin Arterial for about an hour before moving to Monument Square.A grand jury investigating Taylor’s killing in March by police in Louisville, Kentucky, announced whether charges would be filed.The grand jury did not charge any of the officers involved in connection with Taylor’s death.The grand jury did charge former officer Brett Hankison with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection with the raid.Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove of Louisville Metro Police Department did not face any charges.One organizer in Portland called the decision “a slap in the face” to Black people.The group is planning another protest on Saturday.

Portland Police have closed off a section of Congress Square as members of Black Lives Matter Maine block the street by Monument Square. The group holding a protest in Portland in response to the Wednesday’s grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case.

Several dozen people gathered in front of the Portland police headquarters on Middle Street around 6 p.m. The group blocked traffic on Franklin Arterial for about an hour before moving to Monument Square.

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A grand jury investigating Taylor’s killing in March by police in Louisville, Kentucky, announced whether charges would be filed.

The grand jury did not charge any of the officers involved in connection with Taylor’s death.

The grand jury did charge former officer Brett Hankison with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection with the raid.

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove of Louisville Metro Police Department did not face any charges.

One organizer in Portland called the decision “a slap in the face” to Black people.

The group is planning another protest on Saturday.