2020-09-26 22:18:03 UTC
Demonstrators in Louisville, Kentucky, protesting the outcome of a
grand jury investigation into Breonna Taylors death, received a fresh
supply of riot shields, signs, and supplies from a U-Haul van Wednesday
afternoon, indicating substantial pre-planning.
The Daily Callers Julio Rosas was on the scene in Lousiville Wednesday
afternoon, recording the crowds reaction to a grand jury decision
indicting only one officer for crimes related to Breonna Taylors
death. As The Daily Wire reported earlier, Sgt. Brett Hankison was
indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree
for discharging his service weapon into three apartments during
execution of a warrant on Taylors apartment.
None of the other officers or investigators were charged, and
Kentuckys Attorney General noted in a press conference that officers
knocked and announced before executing the warrant a fact
corroborated, he said, by witness accounts. Witness accounts also
indicate that Kenneth Walker, Taylors companion, fired at officers
Demonstrations are taking place in Louisville Wednesday evening,
however, as Rosas noted, and some demonstrators are being actively
supplied by outside organizers.
While the BLM crowd was marching in Louisville, a U Haul truck pulled
up with shields and supplies for the group to use, Rosas reported.
Brendan Gutenschwager, known as guerilla reporter @BGonTheScene,
captured a different angle of the supply delivery.
Reporter Ian Miles Cheong suggested that the supplier may be a local
Although the demonstrations began peacefully, as Wednesday afternoon
wore on, protesters began confronting police and invading private
property, breaking windows, and, in one case, upending tables in an
outdoor dining space.
Rosas noted that, by around 4 pm, the demonstrations became
confrontational, with protesters openly threatening police officers:
One person shouted at Louisville police, All yall get ready to
fucking die!' Rosas noted.
The BLM crowd was marching in the street until they were stopped by
Louisville police in riot gear, he continued. The police moved in and
rioters started to fight with the police and arrests have been made.
As The Daily Wire noted earlier this week, Louisville has been under a
general curfew for several days as officials awaited the outcome of the
grand jury investigation in the Breonna Taylor case. Wednesday evening
is no exception. Fearing that riots could follow peaceful
demonstrations as they have in many cities over the course of the
summer Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher declared a curfew beginning at 9
pm on Wednesday, running through Thursday morning, and falling again
All of Jefferson County will be under a curfew starting at 9 p.m.
Wednesday until 6:30 a.m., Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said,
according to local outlet, WDRB. The curfew will last for 72 hours and
have exemptions for work, medical aid and attending worship.
Fisher also declared a state of emergency for the city on Tuesday,
signing two executive orders which allows him to exercise any of his
emergency powers.' The executive order is designed to forestall
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