The Justice and Freedom Coalition, one of the organizing groups behind the protest, told CNN:
“The eyes of the world are going to be on Louisville, as they are every year during the Derby. It has been nearly six months since Taylor has been murdered and there has been no justice or any information to come out.”
The protest was peaceful, CBS News reported. Though confrontations between counter protesters armed with assault rifles and Donald Trump campaign flags and demonstrators did occur downtown, no violence ensued.
Photos of Saturday’s protest spotlight protesters’ demands that the police officers responsible for Taylor’s death be held accountable.