Man Gunned Down At Louisville During George Floyd Protests.




A man has been shot dead by law enforcement officers in Louisville on the fourth night of unrest following the death of George Floyd.

It is not clear if the man was shot by National Guard – who were brought in on Saturday to quell the unrest in the city or by a police officer.

The man, understood to be the owner of a local restaurant, was killed shortly after midnight when a large crowd gathered one hour after the ‘dusk to dawn’ curfew began.

Reports suggest that a crowd in a parking lot open fired on the police who shot back, WLKY reported.

While it is not yet known if the man was part of the protests, the victim would be the first person killed by an officer during the nation-wide unrest.

Protests have erupted up and down the country after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on unarmed George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds last week, despite Floyd’s desperate repeated pleas for help crying, ‘I can’t breathe’. Floyd passed out and later died.

His death is seen as a symbol of systemic police brutality against African-Americans sparking outrage country-wide.