Protesters take to the street for 'Black Wednesday'

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Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015 --- 10:18 p.m.

Wednesday morning dozens of people gathered on Williamson Street in front of the home where Tony Robinson was shot.

The protest, organized by the Young Gifted and Black Coalition was called 'Black Wednesday' and it took demonstrators throughout the city streets and on to John Nolen Drive.

"We set out to show our power," Young Gifted & Black Coalition member M Adams said.

Protesters then took hold of the intersection of West Doty and South Carroll Street, in front of the City-County Building as well as the jail garage entrance.

"We were able to stop being from going to jail today for 3 hours and 50 minutes," Adams added.

But it didn't stop protesters from getting cuffed.

28 people were cited for obstructing a roadway after refusing to move from the middle of West Doty Street.
Kelly Albrecht was one of them.

"He said are you gonna disperse and I said no I'm not gonna disperse and he placed me under arrest," Albrecht said.

Albrecht came from Burlington for Wednesday's event and though she was surprised she was cited she says she doesn't regret it one bit.

"I was really proud because I've seen a community coming together to try and solve some problems and they realized we got a little uncomfortable in order to achieve it," she added.