How does vandalizing local businesses help fix police brutality?
But that's not stopping BLM activists from destroying businesses in Louisville.
In the aftermath of the announcement of NO police officers being charged for the death of Breonna Taylor, protests have broken out in Louisville.
Alarming footage shows vandals destroying local restaurants.
Typically, protests in the day time are peaceful.
When night comes, things get violent.
Observers are worried that violence and vandalism is happening in broad daylight.
Another social media video shows a business owner attempting to protect his business.
He is then SURROUNDED and intimidated by protesters.
They destroyed his windows after the confrontation.
BLM protesters have threated to burn down the city.
They were chanting:
If we don't get it, burn it down!
The "it" they're referring to is charges against the 3 officers involved in the shooting.
An armed BLM protester almost pulled out his gun after the charges (or lack thereof) were announced.
It is unclear if he was going to begin shooting people.
Fortunately, we never found out.
The crowd encircled the man and forced him to stop and keep his gun away.
Civil unrest is expected to grip the city for the next few days.
The mayor has issued a state of emergency lasting for at least 72 hours.
The New York Post has more details:
It only took a few hours for violent clashes to erupt between protesters and police in Louisville, Kentucky, after a grand jury cleared the cops of any criminality in her police-involved death.
Moments after a Kentucky grand jury’s decision to only indict one of three cops involved — and only for endangering neighbors by opening fire — in Taylor’s March 13 shooting death, protests erupted on the streets of Louisville.
Hundreds chanting, “No justice! No Peace!” took to the streets — and less than three hours after the charges were handed up against former Louisville police detective Brett Hankison, confrontations between police and protesters broke out.
As police in riot gear and demonstrators clashed, officers fired off pepper balls and several arrests were made.
At one point police wielding batons formed a human chain along a city street, so that protestors could not pass, prompting some to shove through.
Tensions rose further as protestors cursed and shouted at police and reportedly hurled water bottles at them.
One video posted to Twitter showed some demonstrators descending on a local restaurant, and throwing the tables and chairs on its outdoor patio, as one man shouted, “No! No! No! No vandalizing!”
The city of Louisville was bracing for riots and civil unrest ahead of the grand jury announcement into the killing of Taylor.
Shortly before the announcement Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced a countywide 72-hour curfew effective Wednesday night from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Fortunately, the National Guard is on standby should things get worse.
Footage posted on social media indicates that the protesters have already clashed with law enforcement multiple times.
The police have been able to successfully arrest people who are causing the most aggitation.
This story is developing.
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