It’s not just Minneapolis. In Louisville, Kentucky protesters marched over the killing of a black ER technician by white police officers. The Louisville Courier Journal writes:
Gunfire erupted after hundreds of protesters took to the streets demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, who in March was shot and killed in her apartment by Louisville police — one of several deaths of unarmed African Americans drawing national attention in recent weeks.
Anger over the deaths boiled over in protests across the U.S. on Thursday evening, including the violent clash on Louisville’s streets that, as of early Friday morning, had left at least one gunshot victim in critical condition. Louisville police did not shoot their guns, according to an LMPD spokesperson.
According to a lawsuit filed by Taylor’s family accusing three Louisville police officers of wrongful death, excessive force, and gross negligence, the young award-winning EMT died after what appears to be one of the more unnecessary and botched police raids in recent memory, no matter who tells the story.
The three white police officers behind the shooting are on administrative leave but have not been arrested.
Last night protestors chanted, “no justice, no peace, prosecute police.”
Seven people were shot during protests in Kentucky over the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor, police say.@GovAndyBeshear reads a statement from her mother: “Please keep demanding justice and accountability, but let's do it the right way, without hurting each other.” pic.twitter.com/v64ItefSTF
— New Day (@NewDay) May 29, 2020
Watch more above from the ABC affiliate in Louisville.
At least seven people were shot Thursday night in Louisville, Ky., during demonstrations over the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT who was asleep in her apartment when police entered with a “no-knock” search warrant and opened fire, killing her. https://t.co/GDXrL1aK0I
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 29, 2020