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Sun Sep 27, 2020, 04:14 AM

Breonna Taylor Memorial at Saint Louis University Defaced, Sparking Protests

“If y’all want to chant, we can sit here and chant all fucking day,” said Ashlee Lambert, a Saint Louis University graduate student, who helped lead a protest on campus earlier today.

For Lambert, it all began Thursday morning when she wrote “Black Lives Matter” and “No officer was convicted for the murder of Breonna Taylor,” among other messages in chalk on the campus’ Clock Tower.

It was soon made apparent that this opinion wasn’t shared by others on campus.

Some time since yesterday morning, an unknown individual or group used a permanent marker to write over Lambert’s messages with their own. “Trump 2020” and “David Dorn” were etched over the chalk writing on the Clock Tower’s base and sides, as well as on a nearby bench. Dorn was a retired St. Louis police captain, who was killed in June while defending a pawn shop from looters. Trump highlighted his death as he has sought to paint nationwide protests as inherently violent.

Read more: https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2020/09/25/breonna-taylor-memorial-at-saint-louis-university-defaced-sparking-protests

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