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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
Members and supporters of an all-black militia group called NFAC hold an armed rally, in Louisville today.
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Melissa Klein

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.”
Police in riot gear stood between the two groups, said the Louisville Courier-Journal.
The stand off of protesters and counter-protesters was sparked after the NFAC announced it would go to Louisville to demonstrate against the March killing of Breonna Taylor by police.
That prompted the Three Percenters to announce it would have “boots on the ground” in the city, according to the Courier Journal.
Members of the Three Percenters showed up heavily armed with assault rifles, handguns and ammo clips, the newspaper reported.
The group had contended it wanted to support police.
Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was shot and killed in her own home during a botched police raid.
No arrests have been made in her death, which has since sparked several protests.

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