One person was hit by a car and a firearm was then pointed at the driver in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, early on June 17 as protesters held an anti-racism demonstration at Jefferson Square, police said.
Louisville Metro Police Department said in a statement that “protesters were engaging with a car on Liberty [street], as the car sped off a protester was hit and then protesters chased the car down the street, with one protester pulling a gun on the driver.”
Surveillance video released by police shows a person being struck by the car as it accelerates, and another person chasing after the car and pointing a hand-held object toward the driver-side window. Police said they are still looking for the driver. It’s not known how the altercation between the driver and protesters began.
Local media also reported that police fired pepper balls at protesters around Jefferson Square Park during the demonstration, while Louisville Metro Police Department said 17 people for charges including “inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, and assault.” Credit: Louisville Metro Police Department via Storyful