HOLLIVUD, CBSLA – Cheerful sounds filled the air for Hollywood’s iconic Laughter Factory on Friday as hundreds of people gathered to dance, sing, cuddle and socialize in a peaceful protest celebrating the life of Braonna Taylor.
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Taylor, a paramedic, slept on the 13th. March, shortly after midnight, at her house in Kentucky, when the police came with a search warrant as part of a drug investigation and opened fire, killing her.
She would have been Friday 27.
The goal is to reunite with Bronna Taylor on her 27th birthday. birthday, said Sade Sellers, the organizer of the event. His killers haven’t been arrested yet, so our message is very clear: arrest his killers and give him this honour.
Demonstrators stretched across several blocks, held plates in their hands and spread a message of love for Taylor.
The atmosphere here is so calm, Sellers said. It’s so loving. Everyone’s here to celebrate Bronna… I can’t tell you how warm my heart is when I see everyone marrying her today.
The Laughter Factory helped the vendors organize a demonstration, lit an LED tent with the words Justice for Breonna Taylor on it and offered the public toilets, soft drinks and more.
Because it’s the right thing to do, said Enrique Salazar, vice president of Laughter Factory. Jamie Masada, as an immigrant… I, as an immigrant… we’ve felt our own prejudices in our own lives.
In addition to the DJ, a truck called The Conversation Truck took part in the meeting and traveled to events across the province to strengthen black voices and give people a chance to tell their stories. Tell us about their resentment, their pain, their uncomfortable opinions about the white privilege.
The driver of the truck Alice said she protests every day and passes the microphone on to those who need a voice. While the protests in Los Angeles remained largely peaceful, the rally in honor of Taylor had a different energy, according to Alice.
It’s a little more inspiring, I can tell you, she says. I was at every demonstration. We’re here every day. It’s a movement, and you can feel it. It’s powerful.
The demonstrators said they have been there for a long time, hoping to keep protesting until they see real change.
We know they protested for 300 days when the MLC was killed, Aisha Marshall said.
At an event on Sunset Boulevard in honor of Taylor there was a monument with roses and plates.
I just hate to see this happen to someone, said Cassidy Salvitt, who organized the memorial. Something has to be done.
Vendors said that since there is no longer a curfew in L.A. County, protesters will remain at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Laurel Road until sunset.
Their goal is to honor Taylor by continuing to fight for justice.
We need justice, and we need it now, she said. She was supposed to be 27 today… …she’s supposed to be here to celebrate her birthday, and she’s not. It is a privilege for many of us to celebrate our birthdays. I’ll never accept another birthday party in my life.