Protesters carried signs at the entrance to the Golden Gate Bridge to honor Breonna Taylor on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Protests over death of Breonna Taylor reach Bay Area bridges

Protesters outraged by the lack of an indictment in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor by police in her Louisville, Kentucky home tried to delay traffic on three Bay Area bridges Thursday.

Advertised on Instagram with the hashtag #gridlock, the action urged drivers to “Pick a bridge and drive slow!”

In practice, drivers on the Golden Gate Bridge were not greatly delayed, but vehicles and pedestrians could be seen holding signs reading “Breonna Matters!” “Say her name” “Black Lives Matter,” and “Justice 4 Breonna.”

The California Highway Patrol was out in force and pulled some vehicles over.

The protest follows events in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland Wednesday night after officials in Louisville announced that only one officer involved in Taylor’s shooting would be indicted on charges of felony wanton endangerment — but only because some of the shots he fired entered a nearby apartment occupied by a white family. Taylor, a black woman, was shot and killed when police mixed up the addresses on a no-knock warrant and broke into her home while she was sleeping.

Around 200 people also gathered in Oakland Thursday morning at a mural dedicated to Taylor at 15th Street and Broadway.

“There’s a war being raged on our lives,” Cat Brooks with the group Anti Police-Terror Project said at the rally. “We have come to say enough is enough is enough.”

-Bay City News contributed to this report

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Drivers waved signes on the Golden Gate Bridge during a protest to honor Breonna Taylor on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A car drives slowly in traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge as part of a protest to honor Breonna Taylor Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Janelle Nunez and Eliza Otto wave Black Lives Matter signs at motorists on the Golden Gate Bridge during a protest to honor Breonna Taylor on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

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Golden Gate Bridge Patrol officers carry riot shields at the pedestrian entrance to the bridge during a protest to honor Breonna Taylor on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

CHP officers wait to pull over vehicles moving slowly that are participating in a car protest to honor Breonna Taylor on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

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A driver holds up her fist while driving slowly along the Golden Gate Bridge as part of a protest to honor Breonna Taylor on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

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