A fairly large group of Louisville police officers came out a few minutes ago and began putting out small fires at the Hall of Justice, when they were attacked by the mob who began throwing objects at them:
Police officers just came out of the Hall of Justice to put out the fires. One officer was hit with something and fell to the ground. Some in the crowd cheered.
Officers retreated back into the building pic.twitter.com/JNBbbtoT1s
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) September 23, 2020
Something large and white was thrown at about 25 seconds and hit one officer in the head. It was probably a block of ice. He fell backwards to the ground and you could hear one woman yelling ‘good one, good one!’ Disgusting.
The police then began to retreat back into the building after they extinguished the fires holding their shields high to protect them from more objects being thrown at them.
As I understand it from a live report I just saw moments ago, police in Louisville have gotten more aggressive in dispersing rioters.