Breonna Taylor decision: two officers shot in Louisville as protests erupt across US – live

Breonna Taylor decision: two officers shot in Louisville as protests erupt across US – liveSeptember 24, 2020

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Two officers were shot in Louisville tonight, both suffering non-life-threatening injuries, said Robert Schroeder chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department at a brief press conference.

One of the officers is currently undergoing surgery, while a second is “alert and stable”. The officers were shot at around 8.30pm. Police have one suspect in custody. It is unclear whether the shootings were in connection to the protests that were happening downtown.

Though protests in Louisville have led to tense confrontations between the police and protesters, demonstrations around the country have been largely peaceful.

A crowd of people are marching in downtown Austin, chanting “say her name! Breonna Taylor” and holding signs that say “Justice for Breonna Taylor”.

The crowd of protesters is now marching down Cesar Chavez @KVUE pic.twitter.com/Hqpn9cEk77

Protesters in Dallas marching for #BreonnaTaylor just passed city hall.

The group is chanting, “We’re young, we’re strong, we’re marching all night long.” pic.twitter.com/ICHguv7Egt

Tonight’s NYC march for Breonna Taylor that started at Barclay’s is now in Manhattan. Marching through Chinatown now. Somehow it’s grown even larger. pic.twitter.com/Nny4DwXq4L

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