Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams, Love and Hip Hop: New York star Yandy Smith, rapper YBN Cordae, and activist Tamika D. Mallory were among the 87 arrested during a protest on the lawn of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, as WLKY reports.
Williams, Smith, and Mallory were booked for their involvement in a protest urging criminal charges against the Louisville police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.
On March 13, Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was killed when she was shot eight times by law enforcement after officers broke down the door to her Louisville apartment while executing a no-knock warrant in a narcotics investigation.
Protesters were charged with intimidating a participant in a legal process, disorderly conduct in the second degree, and criminal trespassing, according to an LMPD spokesperson.
A group called Until Freedom and The Grassroots Law Project led the protest that took place. Earlier Tuesday (July 14), Williams posted a photo on Instagram.
“It’s a beautiful day to arrest the cops that murdered Breonna Taylor,” Williams wrote in her caption. “We’re in Louisville and our bottom line is there MUST be JUSTICE for #BREONNATAYLOR.”
Cops followed a huge group of protesters, many of whom were wearing face masks that read ‘Breonna Taylor,’ from Ballard High School in Louisville to the front yard of a house owned by Cameron around 4:30 p.m., a Louisville Metro Police Department release said.
A group of protesters then occupied the front yard of the attorney general’s property and chanted, according to police. The protesters were told that remaining on the lawn would be unlawful and arrests were then made, according to law enforcement.
Back in April, Taylor’s mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the cops involved: Brett Hankison, Myles Cosgrove, and Jonathan Mattingly. The Louisville Metro Police Department has since fired Hankison, as CNN reports.