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Atlanta protests after no officers directly charged with Breonna Taylor's death

Here's how things are developing in Atlanta after the announcement this afternoon.

ATLANTA — Protests happened in Atlanta, following the announcement in Louisville, Ky. that one officer would be charged in the Breonna Taylor case, for shooting into a neighboring apartment.

Activists expressed disbelief after the announcement that there would be no charges for any officers directly related to Taylor's death. 

The 26-year-old was shot and killed in her home by Louisville Metro Police Department officers in March, as the officers were executing a warrant at Taylor's apartment as part of a drug investigation.

Taylor did not have a criminal background. Attorneys said no drugs and no cash were found in her apartment the night of her death. Her family filed a lawsuit against the officers involved in the shooting on April 27. On September 15, the city of Louisville announced a $12 million settlement with Taylor's family -- the largest sum paid by the city for a police misconduct case.

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Updates from Sept. 23, 2020:

11:09 p.m.: Atlanta Police release the following statement about arrests: 

"We can confirm there have been a number of arrest made and will be able to provide a final tally for you tomorrow."

11 p.m.: 11Alive's Chenue Her gives a recap about a protest that happened earlier in the day at Johnson Park. Watch it below.

10:48 p.m.: 11Alive's Hope Ford spots a sign that says "Stop Killing Blacks".  Breonna Taylor's name and the names of other Blacks killed are listed on the sign.

10:23 p.m.: It appears that some people are being taken into custody outside the State Capitol in Atlanta. 11Alive's Hop Ford saw some people tackled to the ground.

10:10 p.m.: 11Alive's Hope Ford gives an update from the area where protesters are gathered by the Georgia Capitol. Watch it below. 

9:51 p.m.: Tear gas has been deployed into the crowd as they return to the State Capitol.

8:56 p.m.: 11Alive's Hope Ford said something was fired into the crowd. A woman was helped by medics after she fell.

8:49 p.m.:  The group has reached the Georgia State Capitol.

8:40 p.m.: Group continues to march and it's been over an hour after they started at Woodruff Park.

8:07 p.m.: The group continues marching Downtown. Activists tell them not to engage with people who want to antagonize them.

7:47 p.m.: A group marches in Downtown saying "Black Lives Matter."

7:33 p.m.: A group chants "say her name". 

7:29 p.m.: 11Alive's Hope Ford spots a sign for Breonna Taylor at Woodruff Park.

7:16 p.m.: A group of people is starting to gather at Woodruff Park in Atlanta. 

5:54 p.m.:  Attorney Gerald Griggs speaks to the crowd demanding justice.

5:44 p.m.: Some protesters speak saying they don't believe Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron did the right thing.

5:33 p.m.: The group chants, " Say her name" and "Breonna Taylor"

5 p.m.: The first demonstration is scheduled to start now at Cleopas R. Johnson Park, down the road from the Atlanta University Center and near the Castleberry Hill neighborhood. A flier indicates it is being organized by Pastor Jared Sawyer and activist Mary-Pat Hector.

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