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Phelix Crittenden and volunteers with Blacks Organizing Strategic Success (BO$$), a local organization focused on empowering minorities with business resources, had no intention of marching.
But as pepper balls cut through people scrambling for safety in a thick haze of tear gas, she realized there were no exceptions for anyone who was in the vicinity. Protester or not.
In the final week of May, protesters had taken to the streets demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old ER technician who was shot and killed by police in her apartment in March. In support of those demonstrations, Crittenden and BO$$ volunteers spent the first few days delivering water and snacks to protesters in Jefferson Square Park.
Despite clashes between the police and protesters, they
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BANGKOK, THAILAND – SEPTEMBER 24: Thai protesters attend a rally outside of the Thai Parliament on September 24, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of anti-government protestors and student activists rally at Thailand’s Parliament where MP’s were meant to vote on six proposed amendments to the constitution. This rally marks the latest in a string of anti-government protests that began in late July where students and anti-government protesters call for the reform and the complete dissolution of the military backed government including the removal of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Thai protesters calling for reform of the monarchy plan to surround the prime minister’s office on Wednesday and openly defy King Maha Vajiralongkorn, according to a key leader of the demonstrations.