Louisville protests: Pro-police ‘unity rally’ scheduled for Sunday

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“Therell be some community members and law enforcement members here,” Nichols stated. A Facebook occasion, which has actually garnered more than 3,000 actions, asks that people bring patriotic symbols and says rebel flags arent permitted. Read this: Protesters at Daniel Camerons house are dealing with felony chargesReach breaking news reporter Sarah Ladd at [email protected] Support strong regional journalism by subscribing today: courier-journal.

Pro-police unity rally arranged to support the idea that cops arent the enemySarah Ladd
Louisville Courier JournalPublished 7:49 PM EDT Jul 15, 2020A “unity rally” scheduled for this Sunday is “for neighborhood members that support police.” The pro-police rally, hosted by Louisville Metro Police Foundation, River City FOP and Supporting Heroes is arranged for Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m., according to a Facebook occasion page. Ryan Nichols with River City Fraternal Order of Police stated the occasion, which will consist of a picnic and a concert from J.D. Shelburne, isnt a protest. “Therell be some community members and police members here,” Nichols stated. “And itll be to … commemorate supporting the cops and the idea that police arent the opponent even in this whole procedure, which police are still needed as we move forward as a neighborhood in a positive way.” A Facebook occasion, which has amassed more than 3,000 reactions, asks that people bring patriotic symbols and says rebel flags arent enabled. Nichols stated Confederate flags havent been a problem in your area, however were identified at other rallies. Read this: What if the officers in the Breonna Taylor case arent charged?The rally will be at River City FOP, which is private residential or commercial property. This is to prevent counterprotests. Anybody showing up on the home to oppose the rally would be trespassing. “Were just attempting to avoid that and just have a fast, smooth occasion,” Nichols said. The Facebook occasion lists it as a “private event for all who support the males and women of police.” Since Wednesday evening, 603 individuals reacted on Facebook that they planned to participate in and 2,600 people said they were interested. Last Sunday, around 100 rallied at a comparable “back the blue” event, during which counterprotesters also collected in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Demonstrations for Breonna Taylor, an unarmed Black lady shot and eliminated by Louisville cops in her house in March, are now in their 49th day.On Wednesday night, 87 individuals were arrested during a presentation at Attorney General Daniel Camerons house. They were each charged with daunting a Participant in a Legal Process (a Class D felony), second-degree disorderly conduct (a Class B misdemeanor) and third degree criminal trespass (a violation). Read this: Protesters at Daniel Camerons home are dealing with felony chargesReach breaking news press reporter Sarah Ladd at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @ladd_sarah. Support strong regional journalism by subscribing today: courier-journal. com/subscribe. Released 7:49 PM EDT Jul 15, 2020This material was initially released here.