Two Protesters Charged After Vehicle Hit One In Louisville; Driver Face No Charges.
In fight against racism, Confederate statues are being toppled across the United States. Earlier in D.C, a protester light his cigarette with toppled and torched bronze statue of Confederate General Albert Pike.
Now, two protesters involved in an incident with a driver in downtown Louisville on Wednesday morning have been charged with obstructing a highway, among other things.
The driver, who hit a protester with her vehicle as she was leaving a crowd, has come forth to the Louisville Metro Police Department but no charges were filed against her, according to LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell. The Jefferson County Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case to determined if any charges will be filed, Mitchell said.
Around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, a group of protesters blocked the intersection of Liberty and Sixth streets and would not let the driver, operating a Buick LeSabre, pass.
The driver, whose name was redacted told police that protesters surrounded her car and “a verbal altercation occurred after which the protesters began to reach into her car, scratching her vehicle window … and assaulting her, pulling her hair (pulling out a dreadlock).” Police say the driver sustained a minor injury.
The driver told police that after seeing one of the protesters with a handgun, she was “in fear for her life and drove away from the crowd.” She subsequently hit one of the protesters running toward the vehicle.
The driver then stopped for a red light at the intersection of Liberty and Fifth streets when one of the protesters, Darius Anderson, approached the vehicle with a handgun and pointed it at the driver, according to report. She then drove off again.
Anderson, 21, was identified by video and later arrested later Wednesday morning. He admitted to the incident in an interview after waving his Miranda rights and was charged with first-degree rioting, first-degree wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree disorderly conduct and obstructing a highway. The second Protester’s name is still redacted but face similar charges.
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Two Protesters Charged After Vehicle Hit One In Louisville; Driver Face No Charges
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