In shocking footage, a Louisville diner draws his gun on armed BLM protestors.
When armed Black Lives Matter demonstrators stormed the outdoor area of an upscale Louisville restaurant on the day of the Kentucky Derby, a diner pulled a gun on them.
According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, the protesters were marching to Churchill Downs to seek justice for Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by local cops during a botched drug raid last year.
The newspaper’s reporter tweeted video of Saturday’s armed conflict at La Chasse.
Several protestors intervened and urged the protesters to step away from the man brandishing a pistol, and police arrived shortly afterwards, the newspaper reported.
According to Fox News, a restaurant employee reported to police that “multiple armed protesters invaded the restaurant premises, which included outdoor dining space.”
“Both patrons and demonstrators brandished weapons during the encounter,” police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley told the outlet.
Five arrests were made in connection with the protests, Fox said, including one for possession of a handgun by a convicted criminal and first-degree wanton endangerment of an officer.
According to the NRA, carrying firearms is legal in Kentucky. There were no reports of gun abuse.
The incident comes less than a week after federal prosecutors revealed a broad investigation into the beleaguered department’s constitutional rights violations in the aftermath of Taylor’s shooting death.
Since 2020, over 230 officers have retired, resigned, or been fired.