Residents Tia Balaguer, Carrie Vassallo, and 13 year-old Elyjiah Vassallo at East End Park during a Black Lives Matter rally on Saturday, March 13. The rally was held one year after the death of Breonna Taylor. Photo by Christopher Rabago.
Residents Tia Balaguer, Carrie Vassallo, and 13 year-old Elyjiah Vassallo at East End Park during a Black Lives Matter rally on Saturday, March 13. The rally was held one year after the death of Breonna Taylor. Photo by Christopher Rabago.
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WINSTED — One year ago, on March 13, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was fatally shot in her Louisville apartment by plainclothes officers.
The officers, Myles Cosgrove, Brett Hankison, and Jonathan Mattingly of the Louisville Metro Police Department, forced their way into the apartment as part of an investigation into a drug-dealing case.
The officers were eventually fired by the department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still investigating the case.
One year later, on Saturday, March 13, protests and rallies were held across the country protesting the incident, police brutality, and racism.
A rally was held at East End Park by the local group Power Up Winsted.
“We’re just down here protesting because we want a more supportive community,” rally leader Tia Balaguer said. “It’s just that it feels like no one wants to do anything about these issues. We wish we had more people out here, but we appreciate the support that we are getting.”
Balaguer added that the group expects to have more rallies at East End Park in the next few weeks.
For more information about Power Up Winsted go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/791592828363344

All photos by Christopher Rabago

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