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Porsha Williams was arrested again for peacefully protesting on behalf of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky on August 25, ET has confirmed. The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member was arrested alongside her friend Yandy Smith-Harris. Porsha later shared footage of the moment she was released in an Instagram post on August 26, opening up about the experience.
Porsha was first arrested in Louisville on July 14, while protesting at the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, and later released from police custody. From honoring her legacy in a special weekend to meeting with her family, Porsha has been advocating for justice for Taylor, who ,according to NBC News, was shot and killed by Louisville police in her home on March 13.
Porsha also shared footage from the August 25 peaceful protest, sharing a photo of a group of protestors captioned, “SAY HER NAME.”
On the June 8 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Porsha urged viewers to not only “bandwagon along” with protestors who are speaking out against police brutality, but to speak out about the structural changes that need to occur for long-term change.
“Personally, I think that, you know, it’s one thing to go out and join in the protests. That is beautiful because listen, the protests have gained the attention of the media, which is provoking this kind of conversation,” she said. “But I think, as white people who really want to make a change in the understanding around the world, everyone is understanding that there has to be a change.”
“Let’s go to what practical things we can do,” she continued. “Number one, we already know that the system is full of white supremacy. Correct? So what we need to do is dismantle that system. And if white people are recognizing that the system has been built by them, and they’re possibly the only ones to dismantle it, become a part of that.”
For the latest reporting on the Black Lives Matter movement from NBC News and MSNBC’s worldwide team of correspondents, including a live blog with minute-to-minute updates, visit NBCNews.com and NBCBLK.
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