LMPD: 12 arrests made in downtown protests Saturday

LMPD: 12 arrests made in downtown protests Saturday
12 arrests were made Saturday night during protests in downtown Louisville according to Louisville Metro Police. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - 12 arrests were made Saturday night during protests in downtown Louisville according to Louisville Metro Police.

LMPD Sgt. Lamont Washington said on Saturday night, several protesters during their march to Jefferson Square blocked roadways and vehicles, shot paintballs at passing motorists, and caused property damage at 4th Street Live with people occupying the outdoor venue.

Police said because of these actions, the assembly was deemed unlawful and 12 people were arrested. Eight people were charged with felonies and four were charged with misdemeanors.

LMPD provided video of the incident covered by local live streamers. WAVE 3 News was not given permission to re-share the video.

No other details were provided on the charges filed.

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