In Louisville, Protests Turn Violent: Two Police Officers Shot

Two police officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday night as protests erupted after a grand jury’s decision not to indict all three officers who were involved in the shooting Breonna Taylor, authorities said.

Greg Fischer, the Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky issued a statement following the attack on two police officers. “Our hearts go out to the two @LMPD officers who were shot. Please pray for them and their families, & pray for our city, and all who are in pain today. For anyone who is still out, please go home tonight. Violence doesn’t get us closer to a fair, just and equitable city,” said Fischer.

Hours before the protests started, the Mayor had already issued a curfew order, which was supposed to begin at 9 PM on Wednesday until 6:30 AM on Thursday. “It’s important for everyone in our community to be safe, as much of the unfortunate violence that’s occurred in recent months has happened overnight. Please begin heading home,” reads Mayor’s tweet.

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Meanwhile, as predicted protests turned violent. In many occasions protesters carried sticks confronted police offers in Louisville streets.

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