'Down, Down, Down!': Protesters Dive for Cover as Shots Ring Out During Louisville Protest

At least seven people were injured during a protest against the police-involved shooting death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, early on Friday morning, May 29, when gunfire erupted at the scene.

The gunfire took place as protesters attempted to tip over an armored vehicle, according to the Courier Journal.

The demonstration, comprising 500 to 600 people, began peacefully, but police later clashed with protesters, deploying tear gas and rubber bullets. The Courier Journal reported some property damage by protesters. A number of arrests were made, according to police.

As tensions ratcheted up, Taylor’s family took to social media to appeal for calm, with a video of their statement shared by Mayor Greg Fischer. Credit: Andrew Reynolds via Storyful