Louisville’s Mayor issues dusk to dawn curfew, Ky. National Guard called in
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP/WTVQ) – Kentucky’s governor is calling in the National Guard to “help keep the peace” in Louisville after a second night of protests sparked by the police shooting of a black woman.
Gov. Andy Beshear says he is activating the Guard to quell the actions of “outside groups” that are “trying to create violence.”
His action came after the unrest Friday night spread through parts of downtown Louisville, resulting in windows being shattered and small fires being set.
Something, Louisville’s Mayor Greg Fischer said was no longer a peaceful protest and he urged Louisvillians to stay home Saturday night.
Fischer also issued a dusk to dawn curfew for the city.
A police officer at one point fired pepper balls at a TV news crew.