The Journal Gazette
Sunday, September 06, 2020 1:00 am

Armed group confronts protesters

Associated Press

LOUSIVLLE, Ky. – Multiple groups held protests, marches and rallies in Louisville on Saturday around the running of the Kentucky Derby, including groups calling for justice in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.

A heavily armed group of people, some carrying American flags and Donald Trump banners, had gathered at Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park, saying they were there to show support for police. Dylan Stevens, who calls himself “the Angry Viking,” told members of the media that “Louisville citizens asked us to be here.”

That group, which called themselves “American patriots,” moved to downtown to Jefferson Square Park by early afternoon, where there were tense exchanges with protesters demanding justice for Taylor.

The armed group moved on just before officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department arrived carrying sticks.

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