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AP: Breonna Taylor protesters find growing sense of community


Global enterprise reporter Claire Galofaro and reporter Dylan Lovan showed the human side of the national reckoning on race, revealing how a sense of community and purpose has emerged among the small band of demonstrators who have gathered for weeks in search of justice for Breonna Taylor at Louisville’s “Injustice Square.”

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Breonna Taylor is shown in Louisville, Ky., in an undated photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar. – Photo courtesy Sam Aguiar via AP

The Louisville-based reporters covered the protests that emerged just after Taylor was killed by police in March, and then returned to check in on a small core group of demonstrators who had hung in for the long haul. They found a group that had discovered in themselves a sense of community and purpose greater than many of them had known before.

Galofaro told the story through the eyes of Amber Brown, a Louisville bus driver who feels so connected to Taylor and so committed to justice that she returns day after day to the small city block where the protesters gather.

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