Black Lives Matters Louisville reacts to Charlotte shooting
Around one hundred people gathered at the corner of 28th and Broadway in Louisville Sunday night.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Around one hundred people gathered at the corner of 28th and Broadway in Louisville Sunday night.
It was a gathering of Black Lives Matters supporters and came in response to the death of Keith Lamont Keith Lamont Scott.
Scott was shot and killed last week in Charlotte.
Police say Scott exited a vehicle with a gun and didn't respond to officers' orders to drop it. He was then shot and killed. Since then, there have been numerous protests about police aggressiveness towards blacks.
But that was not the only topic of conversation Sunday night. Back in August, Darnell Wicker was shot and killed by tow Louisville Metro Police officers after detectives say Wicker presented himself armed with a hand saw. That happened in August at the Broadleaf apartments.
On Sunday night, his daughters spoke to the crowd.
“I just know where we come from and we are loving and we love everybody. Everybody is actually one,” said wicker’s daughter Domnique Wicker. “The color of our skin does not matter. We are all one.”
A number of demands were made by those rallying on Sunday but none were specifically leveled at LMPD or its policies.
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