- Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams was just arrested at a Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville.
- Her fianc, Dennis McKinley, documented her arrest on video and shared it to Instagram.
- Porsha was released early Wednesday and shared more details about her experience on Instagram.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams was just arrested at a protest over the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville. Taylor was a 26-year-old Black woman who was shot and killed by police while asleep in her own home in March 2o2o. (The police officers responsible have not been arrested, prompting many protests and demands for justice for Taylor and her family.)
"Were in Louisville and our bottom line is there MUST be JUSTICE for #BREONNATAYLOR. #RP @tamikadmallory ," Porsha wrote on Instagram on Tuesday.
Porshas arrest was shot on video by her fianc, Dennis McKinley, and later shared on Instagram . In the video, a group of protesters are seated on the ground with police officers standing around them. Porsha can be seen in the background being led away in handcuffs by a police officer. It's not clear why, exactly, Porsha was arrested.
Porshas sister Lauren later jumped onto her sisters Instagram account, with a video of Porsha talking about the possibility of being arrested. "This is Lauren posting on behalf of Porsha! Please keep tagging #BreonnaTaylor #BreonnaTaylor #BreonnaTaylor lets keep saying her name. ," she wrote.
Porsha was released and returned to Instagram in the early hours of Wednesday morning, writing, "It was my pleasure! I love you and as always praying for you Ms.Tamika Palmer (Mother of #BreonnaTaylor ) Ps: Thank you for waiting on us to get out! It was heart warming exiting and seeing your family @untilfreedom it was an honor @tamikadmallory." @danieljaycameron Arrest the Cops! Do The RIGHT thing."
Porsha followed that up with another Instagram post shared just minutes ago recapping what happened and asking fans to call the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections to demand the release of protestors. "87 of us were arrested outside of KY Attorney General Daniel Camerons House. Just in case you all forgot, the cops who MURDERED Breonna Taylor have still not been arrested or charged," she wrote in a repost. "They charged us with a felony and two misdemeanor charges. The ACLU of Kentucky has said that the Louisville Metro Police Department's use of a felony allegation against demonstrators was designed to muzzle the protests. We are still sitting outside LMPD because we wont leave until every single one of our protesters is released. This is family. Make some calls. "
This isnt Porshas first experience with protesting for racial justice. Last month, she was hit with tear gas while protesting the death of George Floyd. "It was devastating to feel like I was out there trying to stand with my people, stand with our allies, and help them raise a message of hope and to be silenced and not able to breathe because of the gas bomb that was thrown," she told People at the time.