Police Chief Threatens Breonna Taylor Protest Organizer With Arrest

by Shine My Crown Staff

Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina has issued a statement, threatening Black Lives Matter activist and organizer, Noura Fahmy, with arrest.

Fahmy has been one of the organizers at the forefronts of the marches in Miami protesting the police killing of Breonna Taylor — an unarmed emergency medical technician who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers on March 13.

“If you want to be arrested, we will accommodate you. If you don’t, and you truly want to protest peacefully, we are thankful. Please do that and remain on the sidewalk. You don’t have to waste our resources anymore and we won’t have to arrest you,” Colina says in the video shared to social media.

Fahmy is demanding that the three Louisville Metro Police Department officers — Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove — responsible for Taylor’s death face justice. Fahmy was arrested during a protest last Wednesday.

Colina also accused Fahmy of lying about the circumstances surrounding her arrest.

“This is nothing more than an attempt to turn the public against us in law enforcement and to further incite people to come out and commit acts of lawlessness,” Colina said.

The arresting officer reported Famy was refusing to move to the sidewalk and was blocking traffic on Biscayne Boulevard when she was arrested — but a video surfaced online, which appeared to contradict the account.

“She was walking with her signs & officers arrested her,” Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump wrote on Twitter, sharing the video. “Police can’t stop you from peacefully protesting. This is harassment and a violation of First Amendment rights!”

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