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The Louisville Metro Police Dept. said that two officers had been shot during the violent protests in Louisville, Kentucky, over the charges announced against one officer related to the death of Breonna Taylor.
Black Lives Matter protesters immediately denounced the announcement of charges against only one of the officers involved the controversial shooting death that happened during a police raid in March.
Police initially said that one officer had been shot but offered few details about the incident.
BREAKING: Shots fired at Louisville protest
“They shot real guns at the police” pic.twitter.com/B4bhoF2y65
— Nurse Deplorable 🇺🇸 (@rn__deplorable) September 24, 2020
🚨🚨BREAKING – according to Steamers on the ground, Rioters in #LOUISVILLE just shot a minimum of 10 times directly at the police.
— CIA-Simulation Warlord 🇺🇸🎃🇺🇸 (@zerosum24) September 24, 2020
— Jake Hanrahan (@Jake_Hanrahan) September 24, 2020
#BREAKING A #Louisville Police officer has been shot at the #LouisvilleProtests. The officer’s condition is not immediately clear. Thousands of people are in the streets following the grand jury decision on #BreonnaTaylor. #BreonnaTaylorWasMurdered https://t.co/aXVXrXcQA6
— Eric Wasserman 🦆 "WASS" (@EricWasserman1) September 24, 2020
— Ben Tobin (@TobinBen) September 24, 2020
Later they confirmed that two officers had been shot.
Louisville Metro Police confirm that TWO officers have been shot and were transported to Louisville University Hospital.
— Charlie Gile (@CharlieGileNBC) September 24, 2020
Protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against the grand jury decision. Reporters and others on social media documented small fires being set off and firecrackers being fired off during many of the gatherings.
Reporters in the vicinity said that firecrackers were set off at about the same time as the gunshots.
Here’s more about the incident: