Protesters took to the streets mere hours after the news that Breonna Taylor’s murderers were declared innocent.
Dozens of protesters continued demonstrations in St. Paul after the nonfatal shooting of a black man by 4 police officers, stating that other methods of de-escalation should have been used. Demonstrators marched to the still-barricaded St. Paul Police Department headquarters, with speakers including Soren Stevenson who lost an eye after being shot with a rubber bullet by Minneapolis PD.
Hundreds of protesters in Portland gathered at the Red House, owned by an Afro-indigenous family, who were being evicted by the PPB. Demonstrators attacked the police and sent them down Mississippi Avenue, deflating many police vehicles and smashing in their windows. Despite 7 arrests occurring, the Red House Autonomous Zone was formed by 3:00 P.M.
Dozens of protesters marched for a 2nd day in Rochester after the perpetrators of Daniel Prude’s murder, several police officers, were not charged. Prude had been suffocated after police put a hood over his head in March 2020, which started massive protests after body camera footage of the incident came out.