Crime Protesters Confront Armed Militia in Louisville

03:02  25 september  2020
03:02  25 september  2020 Source:   thedailybeast.com

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Gunshots erupted during a planned protest in Louisville , Ky., Saturday and three members of the heavily armed militia group, the “Not F---ing Around Published July 25. Louisville protests descend into chaos when armed protester accidentally shoots members of his group, injuring 3.

# Louisville Police giving armed MAGA militia members directions on where to stand, what to expect, which streets to Protesters marched in the streets after a Kentucky grand jury indicted one of the three officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police

LOUISVILLE—Protests over prosecutors failing to indict any cops for the March killing of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor flared up again here Thursday, even as the city was still picking up the pieces from an explosive night of violence and unrest.

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Less than 24 hours after Attorney General Daniel Cameron, a conservative Trump ally, declined to charge officers for fatally shooting Taylor, a Black emergency medical worker, during a botched attempt to serve a warrant, activists were out in force in Jefferson Square Park.

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A female militia member interjected, "We're not protesters . That's not what we're here for, that's why we're sitting over here." Twitter user Bob the Comrade shared video of the incident on Twitter, captioning it, "# Louisville Police giving armed MAGA militia members directions on where to stand

Police confronted protesters in downtown Louisville hours after a Jefferson County grand jury charged former Louisville officer Brett Hankison with three counts of wanton endangerment of the first degree.

Dozens cheered as protesters were released from a side door at the Department of Corrections adjacent the square—over 100 were arrested a night earlier—to chants of “You can’t stop the revolution,” and “Whose streets? Our streets” in call and reply.

In addition to trademark of police brutality protests in recent months like massarrests and pepper-spray being dispersed on activists, the Wednesday unrest in Louisville was marked by the non-fatal shooting of two officers. Both were expected to survive, and a 26-year-old suspect was in custody. But protesters weren’t exactly cowed.

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Louisville , Kentucky has seen months of protests over the fatal shooting of Taylor in March, which escalated following the death of George Floyd in Hundreds of protesters are now on the streets in Louisville , marching and blocking intersections and roads, with cars being turned around by police.

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“That shooting was wrong,” said Patrick McKinney, a Louisville native and teacher for kids with cognitive disabilities for Jefferson County Public Schools. But, he added, “we waited how many days to get a decision on her life? So whose life mattered more?”

Around 7:15 p.m., throngs of protesters stopped to confront armed members of the Oath Keepers—a far-right militia group—who said they had been asked to protect a gas station and pawn shop downtown. Activists got up in the heavily-armed mens’ faces.

“Women and children get to the back. They have firearms, serious firepower,” one organizer yelled.

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