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Saturday, July 25, 2020
Injuries Reported After ARMED Militias CLASH at Louisville Protest
Members and supporters of an all-black militia group called NFAC hold an armed rally, in Louisville today. Bryan Woolston/Reuters
Heavily armed militias took to the streets of Louisville Saturday as hundreds of protesters descended on the Kentucky city.
Despite the rising tensions as a Black Lives Matter group dubbed NAFC, or “Not F**cking Around Coalition,” arrived and were met by the far-right militia group the Three Percenters, the only apparent shots to ring out were friendly fire, police said.
At least three people were hurt when the gunfire erupted around 1 p.m. near Baxter Square Park.
One NFAC member told the crowd, “we had a little accident, it happens,” according to a report.
At least two people were taken out on stretchers, one local reporter noted on social media.
Three victims went to the University of Louisville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
“All involved are members of the NFAC and there are no outstanding suspects,” said Assistant Chief of Police Robert Schroeder. “This is a tragic situation that could have been much worse. I encourage anyone choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights to do so responsibly.”