'Black women are essential' - New Yorkers participate in National Day Without Black Women

The chant "Black women are essential" rang through Lower Manhattan Tuesday during a National Day Without Black Women protest in honor of Breonna Taylor.

News 12 Staff

Sep 29, 2020, 11:35 PM

Updated 1,327 days ago

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The chant "Black women are essential" rang through Lower Manhattan Tuesday during a National Day Without Black Women protest in honor of Breonna Taylor.
Supporters chose to not spend money or go to work or school Tuesday as if there really were no Black women to work or patronize businesses.
The group is trying to send a message with their money, marching to the financial capital of the world -- the New York Stock Exchange.
The nationwide event was sparked by last week's Kentucky grand jury's decision not to charge any officer for causing the 26-year-old's death when they were serving a late-night warrant back in March.
Only former officer Brett Hankinson is facing charges -- three counts of wanton endangerment for shooting into a neighbor's apartment. He has pleaded not guilty.
The public and now one anonymous juror wants the testimony made public. The office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has said he would comply, though he does not agree.


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