But the group has made no indication that it will be in town Tuesday. After the curfew went into effect, some demonstrators milled about in the downtown area. Protests in Louisville began shortly after the decision was announced, with protesters still out on the street as the city’s 9pm curfew approached. Police react after what sounds like gunfire erupts during protests in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday night after the attorney general announces no officers will be charged in Breonna Taylor's death. Around 64 people were arrested. News spread quickly of the grand jury's decision Wednesday, and demonstrators took to the streets of Louisville, protesting Taylor's killing and the limited charges brought against only one of the officers involved. Louisville, Ky., has had enough. The Not F****** Around Coalition, a national Black militia, demonstrated in downtown Louisville on July 25 and said it would return four weeks later, which was this past Saturday. Demonstrators march following a grand jury indictment in connection with the shooting of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday. Beshear's office said in a statement that National Guard units were deployed to Louisville to "ensure that everybody can be safe during this period and that critical infrastructure, like our hospitals, are protected.". Chloe Atkins reported from Louisville, and David K. Li from New York. WFPL News obtained 168 videos and dozens of photos captured by police drones flown over Louisville protests in late May and early June. In the aftermath of a third night of protests that took place Saturday over … Aug. 25, 2020. Large protests are expected on Saturday, as activists from across the country gather in Louisville to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by Louisville … Around 400 people marched from South Central Park to Churchill Downs before being stopped on Central Avenue by law enforcement. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Jonathan Mattingly for their roles in Taylor's death, although the state attorney general said Cosgrove's shot killed Taylor. Aug. 25, 2020. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sunday has not been a slow news day in the Bluegrass State. Linda Sarsour, with Until Freedom, is arrested on the Central Avenue overpass on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, during a protest over the killing of Breonna Taylor by LMPD. The city installed roadblocks, barricades and chain-link fences at nearly every corner of the downtown area in preparation for the announcement. Protesters on foot and bikes descended on Jefferson Square Park, which has been dubbed "Breonna’s Park" since Taylor's death. Hundreds of protesters stop briefly on Taylor Blvd. An LMPD officer orders people to vacate the middle of Central Avenue Tuesday afternoon during a protest for Breonna Taylor. 7 shot during protests in Louisville, police say At least one person was described as being in critical condition. I want to provide an update as we await the @kyoag’s announcement in the Breonna Taylor case. Aug. 25, 2020, An LMPD officer holds a baton while standing in the middle of Central Avenue. The shooting did not involve police, but occurred amid protests. Protesters filled downtown neighborhoods after former Detective Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment connected with the shooting that ended in Taylor's killing. At least 64 people were arrested as of 5:30 p.m. local time, charged with obstructing a roadway and disorderly conduct. Protests over the past few months in cities like Portland, Seattle and even New York have led to violence all too often. Police officers move past Louisville City Hall as a curfew is implemented at 9pm to disperse protesters in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sept. 23, 2020. Aug. 25, 2020, People protesting for Breonna Taylor walk south on Weller Avenue towards the LMPD training academy during the 'Good Trouble' Tuesday protest where around 400 people marched that was organized by the group Until Freedom. "Two officers with LMPD were struck by the bullets causing serious physical injury," the citation says. Around 60 people were arrested. Tense moments played out as demonstrators and officers stood off near Jefferson Square Park. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. No injuries are reported in the 9:17 p.m. incident, police said, and one person described as a male was detained. An LMPD officer spoke with protesters across from Churchill Downs as hundreds march through the surrounding neighborhoods on Aug. 25, 2020. It just becomes revenge.". Aug. 25, 2020. My job was to present the facts to the grand jury and the grand jury then applies those facts to the law. Aug. 25, 2020. Heavily armed protesters march through Louisville demanding justice for Breonna Taylor Demonstrators carrying semi-automatic rifles and shotguns call for justice as protests … “There may be a disruption, there may be some sort of civil disobedience, but that’s up to the Louisville Metro Police Department, it’s not up to us.”. The Louisville Police Department confirmed that 127 people were arrested as police responded to the Louisville protests on Wednesday night. Hundreds of protesters march through the neighborhoods surrounding Churchill Downs on Aug. 25, 2020. When police announced it is illegal to block a road, protesters yelled back “it’s illegal to murder.”. Protesters marched through the streets of south Louisville on their way to Churchill Downs. Mob justice is not justice. After dark, small fires appeared downtown, and demonstrators started to clear out of the park. Aug. 25, 2020, Until Freedom co-founder Mysonne Linen rallies marchers on Central Avenue in front of Churchill Downs. At least two people appeared to have been hurt in Louisville as gun-toting militia groups descended on the city's downtown in dueling protests. Protests in Louisville have continued for 89 days as local marchers demand systemic change and the prosecution of the three police officers involved in the death of Taylor, a Black woman who was unarmed when she was fatally shot in her apartment during a narcotics raid that turned up no drugs. Aug. 25, 2020, Protest in south Louisville. People protesting for Breonna Taylor stood or sat in the middle of Central Avenue during the 'Good Trouble' Tuesday protest where around 400 people marched that was organized by the group Until Freedom. Linda Sarsour of Until Freedom gives instructions to protesters prior to their march on Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Their actions were considered justified by the grand jury because Taylor's boyfriend fired at them. One suspect was in custody, and police said the officers' injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. On Sunday, its … Blake is reportedly in serious condition. Protesters march to Churchill Downs in support of Breonna Taylor, Read or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/08/25/breonna-taylor-louisville-protest-until-freedom/5631870002/, A woman salutes her fellow protestors as an LMPD officer arrests her after refusing to leave the street for an 'unlawful gathering' during the final day of BreonnaCon as LMPD blocked Central Avenue near Cardinal Stadium. The arrests happened after at least 300 protesters gathered at South Central Park earlier in the afternoon, chanting Breonna Taylor's name. He was in possession of a gun when he was arrested. Around 60 people were arrested. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. In Louisville, multiple protests had also broken out since Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was shot and killed by police. Protestor Montez Jones leads a chant in front of LMPD officers along Central Avenue Tuesday afternoon. Protesters sit in the middle of Central Avenue in front of Churchill Downs. Aug. 25, 2020, A man held a picture of Breonna Taylor during a march on Churchill Downs in south Louisville. BreonnaCon included a press conference Monday with the families of Taylor, George Floyd, Trayvon Martin and other Black people who were killed in police shootings. ", He continued: "If we simply act on emotion or outrage, there is no justice. The Louisville Metro Police Department designated Tuesday as an “All Work-Day," meaning all LMPD personnel will be available for duty. Please get out of the road, or you will be arrested,” police announced as dozens of officers wearing helmets, face screens and holding wooden sticks, halted the progress of the march. Several speakers also addressed Jacob Blake, a 29-year old Black man who was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday night, which has further sparked protests across the country. Aug. 25, 2020. 1:36. “This is not a story of the past.”. The footage has critics questioning the nature of the protests and claiming that riots which have afflicted cities across the country for months are “well-coordinated” and “prepared.” Hundreds of protesters are now on the streets in Louisville, marching and blocking intersections and roads, with cars being turned around by police. Louisville Metro Police in riot gear came out twice, though they did not appear to interact with the group, based on livestreamed footage of the march. ... Today’s Headlines. A protestor asks an LMPD officer to look him in the eyes on Central Avenue Tuesday afternoon during a protest for Breonna Taylor. "I am very concerned about the safety of our officers," Schroeder said. Authorities identified the suspect Thursday as Larynzo Johnson, 26, who was taken into custody after the shooting. The event was organized by New York-based social justice organization Until Freedom, which was behind the July sit-in at Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s house that resulted in 87 arrests. Sarsour was among those arrested. A man carries a gun while protecting people protesting for Breonna Taylor as LMPD block Central Avenue near Cardinal Stadium. A police citation accuses Johnson of firing multiple times at officers with a handgun. 2 officers shot during Louisville protests over Breonna Taylor case. A few people openly carried weapons to protect protestors. Until Freedom co-founders Linda Sarsour and Mysonne Linen were among the protesters arrested, as well as "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams. Police officers blocked a street and sidewalk along the protest route. Demonstrators also hit the streets of cities across the country, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Atlanta and St. Paul, Minnesota. as they march through the neighborhoods surrounding Churchill Downs on Aug. 25, 2020. Taylor, 26, an emergency medical technician, was killed in March when the officers executed a search warrant in a drug investigation involving her ex-boyfriend Jamarcus Glover, a convicted drug dealer. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — What organizers billed as a “massive demonstration" over the death of Breonna Taylor led to the arrests of more than 70 protesters on Tuesday. ", His election foe, former Vice President Joe Biden, tweeted his own "prayers" and said: "Violence is never & can never be the answer. The first day of protests was at the end of March. People who tried to pass the line of police officers were arrested. State police and law enforcement in SWAT gear were seen standing near demonstrators. The city of Louisville also settled a wrongful death suit filed by Taylor’s family for $12 million last week, which did not require the city to admit any wrongdoing. And we are thinking about those two officers and their families tonight. Seven more people were arrested later Tuesday night, according to LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell, for a total of 71 Tuesday arrests. Around 64 were arrested. Schroeder, the interim police chief, vowed to help protesters Wednesday, giving them a "safe place" to demonstrate. The countdown for answers in Breonna Taylor case looms as patience waivers in Louisville Tuesday's protests were expected to be one of the largest … 2 officers shot during Louisville protests over Breonna Taylor case Sept. 24, 2020 02:39 Sept. 23, 2020, 6:38 PM UTC / Updated Sept. 24, 2020, 2:22 PM UTC However, no drugs or money were recovered during the raid, according to the search warrant inventory document obtained by NBC News. My role, as special prosecutor in this case, is to set aside everything in pursuit of the truth. A man carrying a gun walks past a law enforcement tactical unit -- The officer ordered the man to get on the sidewalk but he kept walking in the middle of Central Avenue -- Tuesday afternoon during a protest for Breonna Taylor. Aug. 25, 2020. A group of heavily armed Black protesters marched through Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed in … Protesters hang a banner with the image of Breonna Taylor on the entrance to Churchill Downs as hundreds march through the surrounding neighborhoods on Aug. 25, 2020. Fighting back tears, Louisville resident LaShawn Roberts said the grand jury's decision had hurt many people across Louisville and beyond. A banner with the image of Breonna Taylor covers the entrance to Churchill Downs. They seemed to be largely peaceful, although there were reports that tear gas was used in Milwaukee after demonstrators went on to an interstate and in Atlanta, where several arrests were made. Dozens of police cars kept close tabs on the protesters as they marched through the neighborhood. “There will be no peace until we find justice, but we will be nonviolent,” Baker said. Demonstrators march following a grand jury's indictment in connection with the Breonna Taylor case in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday. Aug. 25, 2020. The sound of shooting was captured on a profanity-laden video of demonstrators amassed in the area, but NBC News has not verified that that was the gunfire that struck the officers. Cameron, who is spoke Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention, recently said his office does not plan to make an announcement regarding the case this week. Aug. 25, 2020. LMPD officers stand in the middle of Central Avenue during the Good Trouble Tuesday protest where around 400 people marched and held sit-ins. Police allowed protesters to pass on a sidewalk in the area. Around 71 protesters were arrested throughout Tuesday. On … Protests over the grand jury's decision in the Breonna Taylor case continued for a second night in Louisville, Kentucky.. “It is illegal to block the road. ... Taylor’s family has called for reform, and they have urged an end to the violence taking place during the Louisville protests. The group's leaders have been in Louisville for the past month to lead protests in the name of Taylor and racial justice. Members of Until Freedom lead a march of hundreds of protesters through the neighborhoods surrounding Churchill Downs on Aug. 25, 2020. led to the arrests of more than 70 protesters, July sit-in at Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s house, 57 years later, thousand to gather for another March on Washington, Jacob Blake reportedly paralyzed, Wisconsin protests ignite fires across Kenosha, spoke Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention, No announcement this week on the Breonna Taylor investigation, AG Daniel Cameron says, demonstrated in downtown Louisville on July 25, who was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy.