Officers fire rubber bullets at journalists in Kentucky amid protests

Police attempt to break up the protest with tear gas and rubber bullets minutes after shots are fired into the crowd in Louisville Ky

"We must find a way to stop this cycle of injustice", Fischer said before urging residents of Louisville for peace in future protests. But shortly after 11:30 p.m., shots were fired.

Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical tech, was shot eight times on March 13 after Louisville narcotics detectives knocked down her front door.

In a video which has now been shared widely on social media, local Louisville-based journalist Kaitlin Rust is seen shot by what appears to be pepper bullets while reporting live on television.

At least seven people were shot Thursday night in Louisville, Kentucky, during protests demanding justice for a young black woman who was fatally shot by police during a raid gone wrong in March.

As she explains to the news anchors what she's seeing on the ground, the camera turns away from Rust and toward a line of police officers, at which point Rust can be heard screaming in pain just off camera.

In a video posted to Facebook, he referred to her death as "tragic" and said that while he could "never pretend" to understand the depths of the emotions many were feeling he pledged to listen and "do everything" he can moving forward.

Around 500 to 600 demonstrators marched through the Kentucky city's downtown streets on Thursday night, the Courier Journal reported. Rust says, still off camera.

Washington, the police spokesman, said that there have been some arrests related to the protest, but he did not know how many early Friday and said more information would be available later in the day.

Reporter Shot at on Live TV By Police Pepper Balls at George Floyd Protest
Officers fire rubber bullets at journalists in Kentucky amid protests

Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, said Friday she was appreciative of people demanding that justice be done while decrying the violence evidenced during the protests.

Fischer and Halladay said police believed a "significant percentage" of protesters came from outside Louisville.

WDRB reports: One person who was shot is in "critical" condition, police said.

"It's a revolt against a system in which people have felt oppressed", said Dorsey.

In response to what happened, WAVE 3 News General Manager Ken Selvaggi issued a statement saying, "We strongly condemn the actions of the LMPD officer who tonight repeatedly fired at and hit our reporter and cameraman, both of whom were courageously and lawfully covering breaking news in their community". Protesters have been calling for justice in the Floyd case.

She added: "We demand change".

Walker was charged with attempted murder of a police officer and first-degree assault, but prosecutors filed a motion last week to drop the charges.


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