For those continuing their mission to seek justice for Breonna Taylor, this weekend will serve as a reminder of their efforts and movement a year after the deadly raid.Saturday officially marks a year since Taylor was killed by Louisville Metro Police Officers during a raid at her west Louisville apartment. Last year’s shooting, along with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, served as a catalyst to a nationwide social justice movement.In Louisville, Taylor’s death sparked months of local demonstrations and brought forth various reforms to the beleaguered LMPD, now under new leadership. But for Taylor’s family and community activists, justice is still out of sight.This weekend, Louisville will be the center point of renewed calls for action in the Taylor case across the country. According to organizers, it’ll be “louder than ever before.”That’s why ahead of Saturday, city leaders have plans in place to safeguard all demonstrators, residents, motorists and the businesses downtown. Scroll below for a look at what you need to know before the weekend.Breonna Taylor demonstrations:As of right now, a march and rally are planned for Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at Jefferson Square Park, where daily demonstrations occurred through last summer and into the fall.The two events are being coordinated by Until Freedom, a national organization that moved its efforts to Louisville ahead of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s completion of the Taylor investigation. The same group was responsible for staging a massive demonstration outside the AG’s home in Louisville.Once Saturday’s march is over, the group also plans to hold a food distribution in the area which will be coordinated by the Breonna Taylor foundation.In Jefferson Square, volunteers and activists served meals and passed out food at the height of last year’s demonstrations. The center of the park has also been home to a memorial for Taylor.Related: March for Breonna Taylor planned this weekend; organizers plan to be ‘louder than ever’Organizers of Saturday’s march said the tone of the rally and march will be stern, adding that there’s nothing to celebrate about the lack of justice for Taylor.Activists are also calling on the LMPD, which will have officers dispersed across Jefferson Square and downtown, to allow demonstrators to peacefully protest.According to Until Freedom, other similar marches are planned across the country, including New York and California.Sunday food drive:Supporters plan to make their way back out Sunday for another food drive in honor of Taylor. This one will be organized by Christopher 2X’s Gamechangers organization and Until Freedom.According to organizers, the food drive was requested by Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer. to honor her daughter’s memory. More than 1,000 bags of fresh produce and groceries will be handed out in the Portland area.Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z’s company, Roc Nation, donated the food for Sunday’s distribution.The group will be going to several areas in west Louisville to let people know of the food drive this Sunday. It will start at three, at the 2500 block of West Montgomery Street and it will be first-come, first-serve.City preparations:Mayor Greg Fischer’s office announced preparations plans ahead of this week which include downtown road closures and restricted parking.The following streets will be closed to traffic, but open to pedestrians, from after morning rush hour on Friday through Sunday:Jefferson St from 5th St to 7th StLiberty St from 5th St to 7th StCedar St from 6th St to 7th StCongress Alley from 6th St to 7th StCourt Place from 5th St to 6th St6th St from Market to Muhammad Ali5th St from Market to Muhammad AliArmory Place from Muhammad Ali to Liberty StThe city said police will facilitate ADA access at Sixth and Market streets and will work with residents, business owners and downtown employees to allow necessary access.LMPD Chief Erika Shields said the goal is to create a safe space for people to express themselves peacefully and lawfully.City officials said there will be no parking and vehicles parked within the perimeter Friday will be subject to tow. Scroll below for a look at a map of the affected streets.TARC impactsThe Transit Authority of River City said its routes near downtown are also impacted. There are detours in place from Fourth to Seventh Streets and Muhammad Ali to Market.The changes encompass a three-square block service detour downtown. The detour also includes TARC3.TARC officials said the route changes will be in place through Sunday.Click here for a detailed look at closed stops.What’s next?Community activists have not announced additional plans for future demonstrations.Once this weekend’s events are over, city leaders said there is a plan in place to clean up Jefferson Square Park. Officials said permits for events will be required moving forward.When it comes to the Taylor memorial, the city said it is working with activists to remove and store items left at the park. The mayor’s office also said that a new marker of some kind will be put up at the park likely this spring providing information about Taylor’s killing, protests and other people killed in protest-related incidents, David McAtee and Tyler Gerth.Recap:Taylor was killed on March 13 as LMPD officers were serving a warrant connected to a larger drug investigation. They had been approved for a no-knock warrant, but both parties agree knocking took place. However, whether they announced themselves is still up for debate.Taylor was shot five times and died in the hallway.Ultimately, of the officers who fired shots, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove were cleared of any wrongdoing and were found justified in the shooting. Former officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for shots that went into a neighboring apartment that night occupied by a male, pregnant female and child.Related: Tamika Palmer, Breonna Taylor’s mother, files complaints against 6 LMPD officers for roles in raidIn September, a settlement was reached in a wrongful death civil lawsuit between Taylor’s family and the city of Louisville. It included $12 million and several measures for police reforms, including hiring social workers to assist officers and a new level of scrutiny over search warrants.Reforms have stopped there. The Metro Council passed an ordinance that banned n0-knock warrants in Louisville. At the state level, a measure that put restrictions on the same kind of warrants passed the General Assembly.

For those continuing their mission to seek justice for Breonna Taylor, this weekend will serve as a reminder of their efforts and movement a year after the deadly raid.

Saturday officially marks a year since Taylor was killed by Louisville Metro Police Officers during a raid at her west Louisville apartment. Last year’s shooting, along with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, served as a catalyst to a nationwide social justice movement.

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In Louisville, Taylor’s death sparked months of local demonstrations and brought forth various reforms to the beleaguered LMPD, now under new leadership. But for Taylor’s family and community activists, justice is still out of sight.

This weekend, Louisville will be the center point of renewed calls for action in the Taylor case across the country. According to organizers, it’ll be “louder than ever before.”

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That’s why ahead of Saturday, city leaders have plans in place to safeguard all demonstrators, residents, motorists and the businesses downtown. Scroll below for a look at what you need to know before the weekend.

Breonna Taylor demonstrations:

As of right now, a march and rally are planned for Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at Jefferson Square Park, where daily demonstrations occurred through last summer and into the fall.

The two events are being coordinated by Until Freedom, a national organization that moved its efforts to Louisville ahead of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s completion of the Taylor investigation. The same group was responsible for staging a massive demonstration outside the AG’s home in Louisville.

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Once Saturday’s march is over, the group also plans to hold a food distribution in the area which will be coordinated by the Breonna Taylor foundation.

In Jefferson Square, volunteers and activists served meals and passed out food at the height of last year’s demonstrations. The center of the park has also been home to a memorial for Taylor.

Related: March for Breonna Taylor planned this weekend; organizers plan to be ‘louder than ever’

Organizers of Saturday’s march said the tone of the rally and march will be stern, adding that there’s nothing to celebrate about the lack of justice for Taylor.

Activists are also calling on the LMPD, which will have officers dispersed across Jefferson Square and downtown, to allow demonstrators to peacefully protest.

According to Until Freedom, other similar marches are planned across the country, including New York and California.

Sunday food drive:

Supporters plan to make their way back out Sunday for another food drive in honor of Taylor. This one will be organized by Christopher 2X’s Gamechangers organization and Until Freedom.

According to organizers, the food drive was requested by Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer. to honor her daughter’s memory. More than 1,000 bags of fresh produce and groceries will be handed out in the Portland area.

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z’s company, Roc Nation, donated the food for Sunday’s distribution.

The group will be going to several areas in west Louisville to let people know of the food drive this Sunday. It will start at three, at the 2500 block of West Montgomery Street and it will be first-come, first-serve.

City preparations:

Mayor Greg Fischer’s office announced preparations plans ahead of this week which include downtown road closures and restricted parking.

The following streets will be closed to traffic, but open to pedestrians, from after morning rush hour on Friday through Sunday:

  • Jefferson St from 5th St to 7th St
  • Liberty St from 5th St to 7th St
  • Cedar St from 6th St to 7th St
  • Congress Alley from 6th St to 7th St
  • Court Place from 5th St to 6th St
  • 6th St from Market to Muhammad Ali
  • 5th St from Market to Muhammad Ali
  • Armory Place from Muhammad Ali to Liberty St

The city said police will facilitate ADA access at Sixth and Market streets and will work with residents, business owners and downtown employees to allow necessary access.

LMPD Chief Erika Shields said the goal is to create a safe space for people to express themselves peacefully and lawfully.

City officials said there will be no parking and vehicles parked within the perimeter Friday will be subject to tow. Scroll below for a look at a map of the affected streets.

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TARC impacts

The Transit Authority of River City said its routes near downtown are also impacted. There are detours in place from Fourth to Seventh Streets and Muhammad Ali to Market.

The changes encompass a three-square block service detour downtown. The detour also includes TARC3.

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TARC officials said the route changes will be in place through Sunday.

Click here for a detailed look at closed stops.

What’s next?

Community activists have not announced additional plans for future demonstrations.

Once this weekend’s events are over, city leaders said there is a plan in place to clean up Jefferson Square Park. Officials said permits for events will be required moving forward.

When it comes to the Taylor memorial, the city said it is working with activists to remove and store items left at the park. The mayor’s office also said that a new marker of some kind will be put up at the park likely this spring providing information about Taylor’s killing, protests and other people killed in protest-related incidents, David McAtee and Tyler Gerth.

Recap:

Taylor was killed on March 13 as LMPD officers were serving a warrant connected to a larger drug investigation. They had been approved for a no-knock warrant, but both parties agree knocking took place. However, whether they announced themselves is still up for debate.

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Taylor was shot five times and died in the hallway.

Ultimately, of the officers who fired shots, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove were cleared of any wrongdoing and were found justified in the shooting. Former officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for shots that went into a neighboring apartment that night occupied by a male, pregnant female and child.

Related: Tamika Palmer, Breonna Taylor’s mother, files complaints against 6 LMPD officers for roles in raid

In September, a settlement was reached in a wrongful death civil lawsuit between Taylor’s family and the city of Louisville. It included $12 million and several measures for police reforms, including hiring social workers to assist officers and a new level of scrutiny over search warrants.

Reforms have stopped there. The Metro Council passed an ordinance that banned n0-knock warrants in Louisville. At the state level, a measure that put restrictions on the same kind of warrants passed the General Assembly.

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