For the seventh straight day, protesters again hit the streets of Temecula — but this time, they marched from the Temecula Duck Pond to City Hall, marking perhaps the first successful protest march in the city’s history. That made June 5, 2020, a day of a few different firsts. For one, it marked the first birthday of Breonna Taylor following her death. It would have been her 27th birthday, had the Louisville, Kentucky, woman not become one of a long line of black Americans to have been killed by police. Across the country, and in Temecula, Taylor’s birthday was marked by protests against what is increasingly being acknowledged by a majority of Americans as systemic police brutality against black people, a brand of structural racism that led not just to Taylor’s death, but to
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