Last Updated on February 17, 2022
Video shot this afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky shows a group of Black Lives Matter and Antifa militants unloading shields from the back of a U-Haul truck following an announcement from that state’s Attorney General that a grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case had declined to charge the officer’s involved with homicide.
Immediately following the announcement from Attorney General Daniel Cameron, whose office will be responsible for handling three felony charges of wanton endangerment against Brett Hankison, one of three officers involved in the March 13th shooting and the only officer facing charges, Black Lives Matter and Antifa aligned demonstrators began pouring into the streets of Louisville with chants of ‘we didn’t get it, burn it down!’
As the mobs began organizing, cameraman Brendan Gutenschwager, recorded a large group of demonstrators unloading pre-made shields from the back of a U-Haul moving truck. As a handful of militants unloaded a large board emblazoned with Antifa symbolism, others toted off what appeared to be wooden shields depicting black power fists and Black Lives Matter-inspired statements and slogans.
Unloading the riot shields from the Uhaul #Louisville #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/F9KqzRB5lM
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September 23, 2020
The footage from Louisville marks just the latest in a number of similar occurrences, in which members of a supposedly ‘grassroots movement’ have been caught receiving shipments of weapons and signs. Earlier this year, widely reported photos and videos from a number of American cities showed pallets of bricks conveniently located in and around the sites of Black Lives Matter and Antifa-orchestrates riots.
The grand jury determined that none of the officers should be tried for murder, and instead indicted one officer, who was fired from the police force for his actions, for wanton endangerment.
Officer Brett Hankinson was fired in June over the incident. “These rounds created a substantial danger of death and serious injury to Breonna Taylor and the three occupants of the apartment next to Ms. Taylor’s,” a note from LMPD released online reads.
However, Breonna Taylor was not listed as a victim in the indictment of the grand jury. The charge of three counts of wanton endangerment instead relates to the bullets fired by Officer Hankinson that entered other people’s apartments through the walls.
Civil unrest is reportedly erupting throughout Louisville following the announcement earlier today.