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US Breonna Taylor demonstrators confront armed counter-protesters in Louisville

16:26  25 september  2020
16:26  25 september  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Demonstrators protesting the decision by a grand jury in Breonna Taylor's case on Thursday clashed with counter-protesters in Louisville, USA Today reported.

Adelaide Tambo et al. performing on a stage: Breonna Taylor demonstrators confront armed counter-protesters in Louisville © Getty Images Breonna Taylor demonstrators confront armed counter-protesters in Louisville

On Wednesday a grand jury decided not to indict the three Louisville Metro Police officers on charges related to 26-year-old Taylor's death in March. One officer was charged on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing shots into nearby apartments.

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Protesters - who had for months called for justice in Taylor's killing - took to the streets again after the announcement Wednesday. Hundreds were arrested Wednesday evening alone, authorities reported.

Another two dozen people were arrested early Friday morning for allegedly damaging business and government property. At one point Thursday night the Black Lives Matter protesters clashed with roughly a dozen armed counter-protesters, USA Today reported.

"We're not here to start nothing," one man wearing military-style garb and carrying long guns told USA Today. The group reportedly claimed they were there to protect businesses from looting.

Dozens of protesters were arrested Thursday after 10 p.m., an hour after Mayor Greg Fischer's (D) curfew. It's unclear if any counter-protesters were arrested.

Kentucky State Rep. Attica Scott (D), the lawmaker who proposed a bill that would ban no-knock warrants like the one officers used to enter Taylor's home, was reportedly among those arrested.

Breonna Taylor neighbor wants to know why cop wasn't charged for shooting into his unit .
"If that bullet went through my bed maybe I would have been dead too," Breonna Taylor's neighbor Stanley David said.One punched through the hallway. The other passed right in front of his bedroom door, roughly 5 feet from where he was sleeping.

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