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Porsha Williams Arrested In Louisville While Protesting For Breonna Taylor

The RHOA activist was arrested while protesting on behalf of Breonna Taylor.

By Jocelyn Vena

The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Porsha Williams was arrested on Tuesday, July 14, while protesting at the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on behalf of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, The Daily Dish has confirmed. As of press time, she was still in custody.

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Dennis McKinley first posted about Porsha being taken into custody on Instagram, and her sister, Lauren Williams, also spoke about it on Instagram, writing, "She has always been fearless. 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. God please protect them."

According to NBC News, Taylor was in her apartment when she was shot and killed by Louisville police on March 13. An investigation is currently underway. The EMT would have turned 27 last month and at the time Porsha and Lauren attended a Say Her Name March in Atlanta in honor of the Black women who have died, including Taylor.

When talking about the events of Tuesday's protest, Lauren also noted that Porsha is following in the footsteps of their grandfather, Rev. Hosea Williams, who was a pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement and worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.

Porsha addressed her grandfather's work and following in his legacy of social activism in the Black Lives Matter movement last month on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, as well as on Amplify Our Voices: An Open Dialogue on Being Black in America.

"I think he would be saddened that the work that he had done and the work that [Martin Luther] King [Jr.] and John Lewis, the work that they had done, we're basically close to be in that [same position]," she said during an Amplify conversation on June 8. "It's not a race. This is a marathon. This is going to take some dedication... So I do think that he would be happy that we're coming together visually to see that but I do believe he would want us to take that mission just as serious as they did and the way they dedicated their life to it, I would think he would want us to do the same thing no matter what race you are."

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An earlier version of this story reported that Porsha was arrested at the DA's office, but the incident occurred at Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s home. regrets the error.

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