Louisville, KY – YBN Cordae was reportedly one of 87 people arrested during a Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday evening (July 14). According to WLKY-TV, the protest started at Ballard High School and continued to the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
In a viral clip, a man who looks like Cordae is seen being placed into handcuffs on Cameron’s front lawn.
“In total, 87 people were arrested,” the Louisville Metro Police Department said in a statement. “Due to their refusal to leave the property and their attempts to influence the decision of the Attorney General with their actions, each person was charged with Intimidating a Participant in a Legal Process (Class D felony), Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree (Class B misdemeanor), and Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree. (Violation).”
YBN Cordae was arrested while protesting for Breonna Taylor. #FREEYBNCORDAE pic.twitter.com/4ZNpGdwnUV
— Jaden (@Jadenhatesmusic) July 15, 2020
Cordae wasn’t the only notable name placed into handcuffs. Trae Tha Truth, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams, Yandy Smith, Mysonne and activist Tamika Mallory were also reportedly arrested in the same sweep.
According to TMZ, Williams was cited for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and intimidating a participant in legal process.
“She has always been fearless,” Williams’ sister Lauren wrote about her arrest. “You mess with her people, you mess with her. She takes the case of #breonnataylor personally and she’s sacrificing work, time with her loved ones, and her comfort to make sure the offenders are held accountable for their actions. This is her passion, this is her purpose.”
Porsha being arrested 👀 #RHOA pic.twitter.com/01SsWV1sYC
— HOUSEWIVES ADDICTED (@hwaddicted) July 14, 2020
Taylor was shot and killed by three Louisville police officers while serving a no-knock warrant at the wrong address. Roughly four months have passed and only one of the officers has been fired.
Cameron said his office will “continue with a thorough and fair investigation” into Taylor’s death and said the protest “will not alter our pursuit of the truth.”
He added, “The stated goal of today’s protest at my home was to ‘escalate. That is not acceptable and only serves to further division and tension within our community. Justice is not achieved by trespassing on private property, and it’s not achieved through escalation. It’s achieved by examining the facts in an impartial and unbiased manner. That is exactly what we are doing and will continue to do in this investigation.”
Cordae hasn’t spoken out publicly yet about his arrest, but his girlfriend fired off a simple tweet on Tuesday night that read, “They’re really arresting people for protesting, that’s crazy.”
They’re really arresting people for protesting, that’s crazy.
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) July 15, 2020