A man was fatally wounded Saturday night by a bullet during a protest against the racism under the banner “Black Lives Matter” at Louisville, in the center of the United States, where the death in march of a black woman, killed by police in march in his apartment, had caused intense emotion.
The death of Breonna Taylor had been followed by many demonstrations against police violence, which were then taken on an unparalleled scale with the death of George Floyd, an African-american, was asphyxiated by a white policeman on the 25th of may.
The local police of Louisville, warned by a call, has announced to have found a man seriously wounded by a ball in the park, Jefferson Square, where stood the event.
“The police have tried to save him, but without success,” said the police on Twitter.
Shortly after, another person was injured by gunfire in front of the park. The police told to ignore if there was only one shooter or two, and has not given any details about the victims.
A little earlier in the evening, the city’s mayor Greg Fischer had asked counter-protesters to stay away from the park. The Louisville Courier Journal revealed that “groups of patriotic armed” were confronting the protesters.
The protests, “Black Lives Matter” are particularly lively in Louisville, since the death of Breonna Taylor. The nurse, 26-year-old was home with her companion, when three police officers, without warning, rammed his door.
The agents, armed with a search warrant, were acting in the context of a search wrong concerning a suspect who lived in the building and that was already held. They have reached the young woman in at least eight bullets.