Video: Patriots With Guns Confront BLM Militants On The Day Of The Kentucky Derby Horse Race In Louisville

Heavily armed counter-protesters have gathered near Churchill Downs in Louisville vowing to protect the city ahead of a day of Black Lives Matter protests scheduled to kick off during the annual Kentucky Derby.

Hundreds of men dressed in military gear and armed with semi-automatic weapons were out in force at Cox Park Saturday morning after a number of local social justice organizations announced plans to rally over the police shooting of Breonna Taylor.

Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was killed by the police on March 13 in a raid on her home in Louisville, prompting months of protests and demands for the officers involved in her death to be charged.

As an armed group of self-described “patriots” arrived in downtown Louisville, they were greeted by a group of Breonna Taylor protesters, with some armed, chanting “say her name: Breonna Taylor.”
The group told local news stations they are fed up with the protests and destruction that have rocked the country over the past three months and were there to defend the city from any chaos that’s to come.
The armed group, which had met earlier at Cox Park, responded by chanting “back the blue” and “U-S-A.”

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Black armed militia, NFAC and Until Freedom, both of which have held previous rallies for Taylor in the city, said they planned to demonstrate again on Derby Day, according to WLKY.

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The prospect of unrest on Derby Day has its participants unsure what to expect.

The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department said it would coordinate with the groups to allow protesters to express their freedom of assembly while also ensuring safety in the streets.

None of the cheering – or cursing after losing wagers – from 150,000 fans will be heard this year at Churchill Downs, where America’s longest continuously held sports event will take place, four months later than usual.

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