Louisville Bicyclists Took To The Streets For Breonna Taylor With ‘Say Her Name’ Bike Ride
Locals in Louisville are still fighting for justice for Taylor.
July 24, 2020 at 1:15 pm
The three officers who killed Breonna Taylor continue to walk free despite global calls for them to be arrested and charged for her death.
Now protesters in Louisville are hopping on their bicycles to protest the inaction in Taylor's case, according to local news outlet WLKY.
Dozens of bicyclists rode through Louisville Wednesday night calling for justice for Taylor, who was shot to death in her home on March 13 by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and officers Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove, as Blavity previously reported.
According to WLKY, the protest was called the "Say Her Name Bike Ride" and ran from Jefferson Square to west Louisville.
"This was my way of giving some type of emotional release because I ride my bike for mental health. It helps me during quarantine to be able to get on my bike by myself, social distancing, and all that. It's the one thing that saves my mental disposition," said the protest's organizer Erica Williams.
Williams told WLKY she was planning on organizing another bike ride because of the success of the event. She organized the event through Facebook, and hundreds of people responded.
"I asked a few people about it and it was well received. As soon as I sent the link out for this event, you guys jumped on it. WLKY even showed up. Someone also volunteered for SAG support with cold drinks. The energy you guys brought tonight was perfect. Look out for pics, videos, and a Say Her Name Bike Ride Part 2," Williams wrote on Facebook.
Attendees shared dozens of photos and videos from the event.
This weekend, a Change.org petition in Taylor's honor became the second largest in the site's history with more than 10 million signatures.
As Blavity previously reported, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron still refuses to provide any timeline for when the investigation into Taylor's death will conclude. Only Hankison has been fired since Taylor was killed.