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US Breonna Taylor protests: Louisville police arrest at least 28 people during fourth night of protests

14:08  27 september  2020
14:08  27 september  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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A suspect is in police custody after the fatal shooting of a man at Fatal shooting at a park in Louisville , Kentucky, where peaceful protesters have been gathering to demand justice for the killing of Breonna Taylor .

Twenty four protesters were arrested Friday during another night of unrest following the grand 25, 2020, in Louisville . Breonna Taylor 's family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities At least 24 people were arrested throughout the evening for unlawful assembly, failure to disperse and rioting.

Police in Louisville arrested 28 people Saturday night as protesters demanding justice for Breonna Taylor again took to the streets.

a person holding a stop sign in front of a crowd: Protesters march, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Authorities pleaded for calm while activists vowed to fight on Thursday in Kentucky's largest city, where a gunman wounded two police officers during anguished protests following the decision not to charge officers for killing Breonna Taylor. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) © John Minchillo/AP Protesters march, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Authorities pleaded for calm while activists vowed to fight on Thursday in Kentucky's largest city, where a gunman wounded two police officers during anguished protests following the decision not to charge officers for killing Breonna Taylor. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Saturday marked the fourth night of demonstrations in Louisville since the attorney general announced that no officers are being charged directly in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said the protests have been largely peaceful.

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— At least 24 people have been arrested in Louisville during the second night of protests over a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to the death of Breonna Taylor . Louisville Metro Police said early Friday that the demonstrators were arrested

On Saturday, a small group of protesters caused destruction when they set plywood shields on fire in the street in front of the First Unitarian Church, where a larger group of protesters gathered when the citywide curfew went into effect at 9 p.m., said the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) in a series of tweets.

The violence began just before midnight when windows at Presentation Academy and Spalding University were smashed and several buildings were sprayed with graffiti. Small explosions were sparked when a car in the Spalding parking lot was set on fire with fireworks inside.

Both the police and the fire department responded to put the car fire out.

Aerial video taken from a LMPD helicopter and released on Twitter showed a fire burning in the street near the church. Police also released videos showing shattered glass doors and a heavily damaged light sign just off the street.

The protesters who gathered inside the church were asked to remain there while police investigated and secured the area.

Police made several arrests following the car fire incident and said they arrested at least 28 individuals in all on Saturday night.

On Thursday, among two dozen people arrested during the demonstrations was Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott, the state's only Black female legislator.

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