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3 Members Of Armed Militia Injured In Louisville; Group Leader Gives KY AG Ultimatum

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Three members of the NFAC, which stands for Not F**king Around Coalition were shot Saturday when a weapon was accidentally discharged while the militia group gathered at a park before marching through downtown Louisville. Louisville Metro Police confirmed that two people were taken to the hospital and the injuries were minor. The march went on and NPAC members headed to Jefferson Square Park to join Black Lives Matter protestors.

NFAC leader Grand Master Jay told the crowd he had spoken with Attorney General Daniel Cameron and he called on city and state leaders to take action in the Breonna Taylor case. 26-year old Taylor was shot and killed by Louisville Metro Police more than four months ago while officers were serving a no-knock narcotics warrant at her home. No drugs were ever found.

Jay, surrounded by several hundred NFAC members dressed fully in black and heavily armed, delivered a passionate speech on the steps of Metro Hall. Two barriers and Louisville police officers dressed in riot gear separated them from about 50 far-right Three Percenter militia members wearing head to toe camoflauge and equally armed. 

Jay told the hundreds who had gathered that Cameron had four weeks to finish the Taylor case. He told them to check their watches and mark the date and that if in four weeks they “didn’t get the truth, the whole truth and the mother-f***ing truth, we are going to burn this mother-f***er down.”

During the demonstrations Cameron tweeted: “Those who are gathering in Louisville today to protest, we understand the desire for truth & ask that to be the focus of demonstrations, not violence. We continue to work diligently in pursuit of the truth by conducting an independent investigation into the death of Ms. Taylor.”

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