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Competing protesters converge on Breonna Taylor's hometown

APTOPIX Racial Injustice Louisville
Posted at 9:44 PM, Jul 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-25 21:44:59-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of armed, predominantly Black, activists demanding justice for Breonna Taylor gathered in her Kentucky hometown for peaceful demonstrations that drew counter-protesters from a white militia group. Police set up barricades to keep the armed groups apart Saturday in Louisville.

Protests have flared over the death of Taylor, a Black woman killed when police busted into her apartment in March.

By the time Black activists arrived in the heart of downtown Saturday afternoon, most of white militia members had left.

Earlier in the day, police say three Black activists were accidentally shot in a park where the militia had gathered. Police say the victims had non-life-threatening injuries.