A dinner in Louisville waved a gun at armed Black Lives Matter protesters around a restaurant during a demonstration for Breonna Taylor.
The unknown man is said to have eaten in the chic La Chasse on Saturday evening when he confronted the group of about 50 people.
They marched for the 147th Kentucky Derby over Taylor’s death at the hands of the police in a raid on her home last March.
Images can be seen as the restaurant points its gun at protesters. A female protester urges the protesters to continue through the block.
The group appears to be arguing with the man standing with the gun drawn.
A spokesman for the Louisville police department confirmed this Fox news that the protesters were also armed. Kentucky is an open state.
Alicia Smiley told the outlet that a restaurant employee described “ multiple armed protesters entered the restaurant, including an outside dining area. ”
A reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal also confirmed that a “few protesters” were armed, adding, “It was a very exciting few minutes.”
DailyMail.com has contacted Louisville Metro Police for comment.
There were at least five arrests. Allegations include possession of a handgun by a convicted criminal, non-distribution and evasion of the police, TMZ reports.
The unknown man is said to have eaten in the chic La Chasse on Saturday evening when he confronted the group of about 50 people
Images can be seen as the diner restaurant points its gun at protesters. A female protester urges the protesters to continue through the block. The group seems to be arguing with the man standing with the gun drawn
Police spokesman Smiley added: “During the meeting, patrons as well as protesters brandished firearms.
This incident occurred after the arrests of protesters southbound in the area at block 1500 of Bardstown Road.
“The arrests of that group were made after protesters repeatedly blocked the roadway, despite officers verbally asking them to use the sidewalk several times.”
The Justice Department announced last month that it is opening a sweeping investigation into policing in Louisville, Kentucky, following the death of Breonna Taylor in March 2020.
Taylor was shot dead by police during a raid on her home.
26-year-old Taylor, a medical worker who had studied to become a nurse, was awakened from her bed by police who came through the door with a battering ram. Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was fired once.
A warrant not to knock was passed as part of a narcotics investigation. No drugs were found at her house.
Protesters descended to Maya Taqueria on Tuesday after Chauvin’s ruling
Protesters can be seen around the restaurant singing together
Last month, protesters surrounded and sang at diners at a Brooklyn taqueria to “get the f ** k out of New York” and “we don’t want you here,” knocking down the “white men” owners.
That came during a march that followed Derek Chauvin’s judgment.
Video captured nervous dinners outside the Maya Taqueria in Prospect Heights, as a man, who appears to be white, led the chant, ‘We don’t want your damn money. We don’t want your fucking taqueria … owned by fucking white men. ‘
Reporter Nick Pinto said the protesters moved north after their stop at Maya Taqueria, chanting, “Fire! Fire for the gentrifiers! ‘
Named as the operations manager and owner of Maya Taqueria, Daniel Nasser grew up in San Francisco before moving to Brooklyn in 2001. His origins are unclear. However, photos of the staff turn out to be a mostly BIPOC team.
A Maya Taqueria employee simply told DailyMail.com ‘no comment’ when reached.
Taylor was shot dead in a raid on her home. Her death sparked protests in the US.
The group marched Saturday prior to the 147th Kentucky Derby over Taylor’s death at the hands of police in a raid on her home last March.
A Louisville police spokesman said a restaurant employee described “ multiple armed protesters entered the restaurant, including outdoor dining area. ”
At least five arrests were made on Saturday. Allegations include possession of a gun by a convicted criminal, failure to disperse and evade police, TMZ reports
And last September, Black Lives Matter protesters shouted in the face of white elderly outdoor diners during protests in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Cell phone footage shows the crowd taking over the outdoor dining space with one person even approaching the elderly couple’s table before drinking their beer in front of them; another smashed a glass off a table.
Before that, a Washington DC restaurant outside a restaurant was cornered by a group of anti-racism protesters.