LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A protest march over the police shooting of an unarmed Black woman, Breonna Taylor, led to more than 60 arrests on Tuesday near Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.
The activist group Until Freedom organized the march that attracted hundreds to a park near the famed Louisville race track.
Activists have held demonstrations in this Kentucky city since late May to call for the arrest of the officers who shot Taylor. The 26-year-old woman was fatally shot in her home during a narcotics raid by police on March 13. No drugs were found.
Protesters walked Tuesday near a police training facility and then proceeded along a major avenue near the track. Many sat down to block traffic. Police had already blocked off the street and redirected traffic.
Louisville interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder said 64 people who sat down in the street were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing a roadway.