A second night of protests were underway this evening against the death of Breonna Taylor at the hands of the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department, and a grand jury’s decision not to indict any of the officers directly for the killing.
By 7:30 p.m., at least 200 people were sitting and standing in the grass outside the entrance to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, located at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., in Hollywood.
Vehicles could be heard driving by the protest honking in support, and a series of speakers addressed the crowd.
The first night of protests and began around 6 p.m. Wednesday near Union Station with a march along downtown streets before returning to Union Station around 11 p.m.
Video posted to social media showed a protestor using an object to vandalize government property and someone in the crowd later pinned the vandal to the ground, stopping the attempted destruction.
NBC4 reporter Robert Kovacik posted video on Twitter showing vandalism to a sign for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium. A line was spray painted across a portion of the lettering and large black Xs were painted over the word “police.”
Protesters left the area around midnight.