Black Lives Matter protest held in Barrington

East Bay

BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Protesters continue to rally against a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to charge the officers in Breonna Taylor’s death.

On Saturday morning, at least a dozen people came together for a peaceful protest outside Barrington’s Public Safety building.

Protester Jasmine Bright said the verdict didn’t come as a surprise, which is what upset her most. “I should have been expecting a different ruling, I should have been expecting that he would have gotten the charge of murder, because that’s what happened, Breonna Taylor was murdered in her home where she was supposed to be safe,” she said.

Demonstrators held signs and engaged with passing traffic — some drivers honked their horn back in support. They said continuing to hold protests will make a difference.

“It’s probably going to get worse before it gets better but I don’t see us backing down until it comes to pass, so it’s going to have to get better,” Bright said.

“And these protests are going to continue and continue across the world. We’ll send that message across the world,” Brother Gary Dantzler said.

Saturday’s demonstration was organized by Black Lives Matter Rhode Island.

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