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Lexington Protestors Honor Breonna Taylor With Car Caravan

A caravan of cars displaying signs with Breonna Taylor’s name drove through downtown Lexington Friday evening on what would have been her 27th birthday. Sarah Williams, one of the co-organizers of the car caravan protest, says the cars leaving from Rupp Arena at 5:30 would circle a route through the downtown area eight times representing the number of times Taylor was reportedly shot by Louisville Police officers, while she slept in her apartment shortly after midnight March 13.

“We have 27 signs along the route that display a message that talk about Breonna Taylor. That talk about the fact that she was shot eight times,” said Williams.

Taylor's death was the result of a no-knock search warrant.

As cars in the caravan honk continuously and travel through the streets Tiffany Duncan is holding a sign with bold neon letters which reads:  "Breonna would be 27 today.”  Thirty-two- year -old Duncan says she holds the sign because at age 27 people should not be dead but having fun.

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Tiffany Duncan holds sign to honor Breonna Taylor and encourage others to take action.

"Unfortunately for far too long, for far too many black people, the reality is, state violence is killing us. This girl’s younger than I am now.  I just want to do something for her and encourage people to sign the petitions. Call the mayor, call the governor, call your legislators. We can’t just stand by and do nothing anymore,” said Duncan

Following the caravan ,protestors gathered outside the county courthouse for the 8th night of marching protests.

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Cheri is a broadcast producer, anchor, reporter, announcer and talk show host with over 25 years of experience. For three years, she was the local host of Morning Edition on WMUB-FM at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Cheri produced and hosted local talk shows and news stories for the station for nine years. Prior to that, she produced and co-hosted a local talk show on WVXU, Cincinnati for nearly 15 years. Cheri has won numerous awards from the Public Radio News Directors Association, the Ohio and Kentucky Associated Press, and both the Cincinnati and Ohio chapters of the Society for Professional Journalists.
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