Updated Sep 24, 2020 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Protests erupt across U.S. after Breonna Taylor decision

Protesters march in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 23
Protesters rally in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sept. 23 after the grand jury decision. Photo: Jeff Dean/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of protesters rallied into the night across the U.S. in response to a grand jury's decision not to charge the three Louisville, Kentucky, police officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor with murder or manslaughter.

Why it matters: The decision to indict only former officer Brett Hankison for wanton endangerment for firing shots into neighboring apartments, rather than on charges directly related to Taylor's death has triggered huge nationwide protests against racism and police brutality on a scale not seen since summer demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.

Louisville
Protesters march in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 23
Protesters march downtown. Photo: Jeff Dean/AFP via Getty Images
New York City
A protest against the Kentucky grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case outside of the Barclays Center on September 23, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Hundreds of people protesting outside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sept. 23. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Washington, D.C.
Demonstrators march along Constitution Avenue in protest following a Kentucky grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case on September 23
Demonstrators march along Constitution Avenue on Sept. 23, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Los Angeles
Atlanta, Georgia
St. Paul, Minnesota
Dallas, Texas
Chicago
Norfolk, Virginia
Memphis, Tennessee

Editor's note: This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.

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