Five people were arrested Saturday during the day’s demonstrations that took place in downtown Louisville, officials said.Protesters have been gathering downtown since May, but an influx of demonstrators arrived to the city Saturday as the community continues to seek justice for Breonna Taylor.Taylor was killed by Louisville Metro police officers as they conducted a raid on her home March 13. On May 28, the first protest erupted in the streets of Louisville in tandem with nationwide outrage over the death of George Floyd.According to the Louisville Metro Police Department, those arrested were booked on charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing a highway and menacing.Additional details were not released on the arrests.LMPD officials said Saturday’s protests were peaceful. There was an incident at Baxter Park where a firearm was accidentally discharged, wounding three people.The gun was in possession of someone who had gathered at the park alongside the Black armed militia known as the No F***ing Around Coalition. The group was getting ready to march downtown when the gunfire went off.It’s unclear how the incident occurred.LMPD said officers remain committed to ensuring the right to protest, but stress the importance of those gathering not turning to violence.According to LMPD, protesters marched from Jefferson Square to Lynn Family Stadium on Saturday night. Police say some of the protesters forced entry into one of the stadium gates. The protesters then went to the Big 4 Bridge where they used vehicles to block the roadway and drive in the wrong direction. The demonstration resulted in six arrests. Saturday’s protests come as demonstrators and the community have called on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to shed some light on when the investigation into Taylor’s deadly shooting will be completed.Cameron has not provided a timeline since his office took the case in May.

Five people were arrested Saturday during the day’s demonstrations that took place in downtown Louisville, officials said.

Protesters have been gathering downtown since May, but an influx of demonstrators arrived to the city Saturday as the community continues to seek justice for Breonna Taylor.

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Taylor was killed by Louisville Metro police officers as they conducted a raid on her home March 13. On May 28, the first protest erupted in the streets of Louisville in tandem with nationwide outrage over the death of George Floyd.

According to the Louisville Metro Police Department, those arrested were booked on charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing a highway and menacing.

Additional details were not released on the arrests.

LMPD officials said Saturday’s protests were peaceful. There was an incident at Baxter Park where a firearm was accidentally discharged, wounding three people.

The gun was in possession of someone who had gathered at the park alongside the Black armed militia known as the No F***ing Around Coalition. The group was getting ready to march downtown when the gunfire went off.

It’s unclear how the incident occurred.

LMPD said officers remain committed to ensuring the right to protest, but stress the importance of those gathering not turning to violence.

According to LMPD, protesters marched from Jefferson Square to Lynn Family Stadium on Saturday night. Police say some of the protesters forced entry into one of the stadium gates. The protesters then went to the Big 4 Bridge where they used vehicles to block the roadway and drive in the wrong direction. The demonstration resulted in six arrests.

Saturday’s protests come as demonstrators and the community have called on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to shed some light on when the investigation into Taylor’s deadly shooting will be completed.

Cameron has not provided a timeline since his office took the case in May.

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