Seven Shot in Louisville After Anti-Police Protestors Attempt to Flip Police Car
Seven people were shot at an anti-police protest in Louisville, Kentucky, on Thursday night, just moments after riotous protestors were seen trying to flip over a police transport vehicle.
A sizable crowd of protestors were trying to flip over what looks to be a police detention car.
Seeing a lot of reporters sharing a video of shots being fired in Louisville, claiming it was all a "peaceful protest."
So here's the full video.
They were trying to flip a police transport truck before shots were fired and we have no idea where the shots came from. pic.twitter.com/x0FJyqxm91
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 29, 2020
Remarkably, the local news reporter covering the raucous event describes the protest as “peacefully” as protestors clearly endanger others in their vicinity, those in the vehicle, and themselves by aggressively shaking a sizable police detention vehicle. The paddy wagon could have easily crushed someone inside or outside if it were toppled on its side.
As of early Friday morning, it’s still unclear who fired the shots during the scrum, with several Louisville police officers claiming that their weapons were unfired. At least one of the individuals who was shot is reported to be in critical condition, and the crowd quickly dispersed shortly after shots were fired.
The protestors had been raising attention to the recent death of Minnesota man George Floyd, as well as a case in March involving a woman named Breonna Taylor who was shot and killed by Louisville police during a narcotics warrant search at her home.
Big League Politics will continue to monitor the situation.