Crime 17 arrests made as protesters block streets again in downtown Louisville
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Cleveland police investigating homicide on city’s East SidePolice were sent to the 500 block of E. 109 for a large gathering on Saturday night around 11:30 p.m.
Officials say 17 protesters were arrested in downtown Louisville Wednesday morning.
Protesters began by blocking 6th and Jefferson streets around 7 a.m. before moving down to 5th and Jefferson streets.
WLKY'ssaid things started off quiet, but began to escalate shortly after 8:30 a.m.
Officials said they asked protesters not to block streets, which is what prompted police action.
As tow trucks and LMPD began clearing out the area, protesters moved down to 7th and Jefferson streets.
WLKY witnessed several people get arrested and saw LMPD fire pepper balls at at least two protesters before 10 a.m.
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The protesters who were arrested are facing charges that include inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, obstructing a highway, harassment with contact, fleeing and assault. Officers also confiscated one gun, and five vehicles were towed.
Video provided to us by LMPD shows an incident in which protesters were engaging with a car on Liberty Street. Officials said as the car sped off, one of the protesters was hit. Protesters then chased the car down the street, with one protester pulling a gun on the driver, according to authorities.
Officials said they would like to know who was driving that vehicle. If you have information, you are asked to call 502-574-LMPD.
It was a similar scene in downtown Louisville on Monday with protesters blocking streets early in the morning for several hours.
Tensions spread into the evening and nine demonstrators were arrested.
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