Solange, Demi Lovato, Lizzo, Selena Gomez & More Demand Justice For Breonna Taylor on Her Birthday

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Protesters hold up signs on during a Black Lives Matter protest in New York City on June 3, 2020.

Taylor, who was killed by Louisville police in March, would have celebrated her 27th birthday on Friday (June 5).

Dozens of celebs are encouraging their fans to demand justice and honor for Louisville native Breonna Taylor on what would have been her 27th birthday Friday (June 5).

Taylor's name has been chanted and evoked by the thousands of protesters who've taken to the streets over the past nine days in all 50 states to march in honor of George Floyd, the black Minneapolis man who was killed in police custody when a white officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

Audra McDonald posted a simple message: "We cannot forget #BreonnaTaylor she deserves justice. #SayHerName," while Ben Platt offered a link to a template for an email demanding justice for Taylor to Louisville Assistant Chief of Police Robert Schroeder and Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney Tom Wine.

Selena Gomez and others shared a link to a change.org petition. "Breonna Taylor would’ve been 27 years old today. The same age I am. But she was shot 8 times. Please join me in signing this petition and let’s get #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor," Gomez wrote.

Demi Lovato also joined the cause, noting that Taylor's favorite colors were blue and purple, that Kevin Gates was one of her favorite artists and that she was an EMT on the frontlines of battling the COVID-19 pandemic. She urged Lovatics to send cards to Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron in Taylor's honor.

Singer Cyn also weighed in, posting a picture of Taylor along with a link to a Change.org petition demanding justice for Taylor, who was killed on March 13 when a squad of police used a battering ram to enter her apartment using a "no-knock" warrant and opened fire, fatally hitting Taylor at least eight times.

Solange had a more blunt message, "!!!!!!! When are the arrest and charges happening ?!?!"

Taylor's mother called for the firing of the officers who shot her daughter this week, pushing for an end to the monthslong investigation into her death.

WAVE 3 News reported that on Wednesday that the Metro Council Public Safety Committee unanimously passed a proposal this week to severely limit and monitor no-knock warrants in Louisville; the proposal goes to the full Metro Council for a vote on June 11.

This article has been updated.

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I want to be more like you Breonna Taylor. A better sister, friend, and human. More kind. More positive. More intentional. Less judgmental. Less phased by shit that doesn’t matter. More dependable and moving with more care, light, and love. Your friends and cousin say that you were the “show up and never disappoint” friend...that you would throw all negativity out the door. I wish you were there with them all today celebrating. You should be with them all here celebrating in all your radiance. I don’t know WHERE tf I’d be with out my sisters and reading about your life, I know you were all their rock. Ms. Tamika Palmer, Ju’Niyah ,Katrina ,Alena ,Erinicka ,Clarissa, Preonia, Shatanis.... thank you all for sharing her with the world today. I hope we are all doing due justice by lifting her spirit up in light today. Thank you Eva Lewis for writing a piece that illustrated her beautiful power. I want to be more like you Breonna. Happy Birthday beautiful one

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Swipe right to see how we can help celebrate HER #breonnataylor

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Justice for Breonna. Click the link in my bio to take action.

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