‘No justice, no derby’: thousands expected to protest Kentucky race for Breonna Taylor

Demonstrators have demanded cancellation of Derby day in wake of protests over police killing of Taylor, a 26-year-old Black EMT

Protesters in Louisville, Kentucky, are demanding justice for Breonna Taylor as Derby day, the most famous day in American horse-racing, takes place in the city Saturday.

Derby day is typically held the first Saturday of May but was postponed due to the pandemic. The race will be held without spectators after Churchill Downs, the racing track, said the spread of Covid-19 in the region made an audience too dangerous.

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