SANFORD, Maine — Black Lives Matter Maine announced Friday that the scheduled protest in Sanford on Saturday has been canceled.
"Our organizers don't feel like they have sufficient support to truly pursue the intended meaning of tomorrow's event: education," the group wrote in a statement.
Read the full statement in the Instagram post below:
In an Instagram post Thursday, organizers asked that everyone wear a mask to Saturday's event taking place in front of the Sanford-Springvale Historical Society located at 505 Main Street in Springvale.
Protests continue around the country demanding justice for Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. Activists have long called for the arrest of the officers who were involved in the March 13 shooting in Louisville, Ky. Taylor, 26, was shot and killed in her home when Louisville Metro police officers were serving a no-knock warrant related to a narcotics investigation at Taylor's home.
In September, a grand jury recommended three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for former officer Brett Hankinson for firing shots that went into a nearby apartment on the night of Taylor's death. No other officers who were involved were indicted.
"We need to do better for our sisters and brothers," BLM Maine wrote in a Facebook post in September. "Come together to celebrate Breonna, show up against police brutality, and demand our city officials be held accountable to change."