Video footage shows the "protesters" grabbing whatever they could out of the back of the truck, which happened to be in just the right place at just the right time, demonstrating the coordinated nature of these "spontaneous" riots.
One of the shields seen in the video had the letters "BLM" spray-painted on it, while another bore the phrase "Protect Black Women." Other large signs contained phrases like "Abolition Now" and "Abolish the Police."
Also seen being dispensed from the back of the U-Haul truck were water bottles and other supplies, which protesters used to sustain themselves while blocking traffic and damaging property.
"I'm not sure how people knew what it contained," tweeted Shelby Talcott, a reporter for The Daily Caller, alongside video footage of the U-Haul truck from a different angle.
It is unclear at this point who rented the U-Haul and how those who took things from it knew what was inside, or even where it was going to be parked at the moment they all arrived, seemingly right on cue.
Upset about the verdict in the Taylor case, which vindicated two of the three police officers on trial, "protesters" were heard in the streets of downtown Louisville announcing their retaliatory plans.
Since "we didn't get it," they declared, the only solution is to "burn it down," they chanted.
Another video shows "protesters" marching down the street with the same "Abolish the Police" and "Abolition Now" protest signs that were taken from the back of the U-Haul truck.
At least two Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers were shot during the melee that ensued once the sun went down last night.
LMPD Maj. Aubrey Gregory and officer Robinson Desroches – Desroches is black, by the way – were both shot by BLM "protesters" while trying to diffuse a violent situation that erupted near Broadway and Brook Street in downtown Louisville. Both men are said to be in recovery.
Larynzo Johnson, a 26-year-old man from Louisville, was arrested near the scene just minutes later as a suspect. Johnson is facing two counts of first-degree assault of a police officer and additional counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, the latter charge being the same one levied against LMPD officer Brett Hankison, one of the three officers involved in the Taylor incident.
Johnson is actually facing 14 different counts of wanton endangerment, according to interim Chief Robert Schroeder, who told the media that Johnson's violent actions were "all directed against police officers."
All over social media, "protesters" have been putting up phrases like "Louisville will burn," which Twitter says does not violate its community standards.
The far-left social media platform issued a statement in response to one independent black vlogger's post stating just this, indicating that the tweet calling for Louisville to be burned down "does not violate Twitter Rules."
Despite promises to improve "conversational health" on its platform, Twitter has indicated that it is committed to preserving tweets like the aforementioned, as well as one by someone named Guy Ben-Aharon with a Twitter "verified" checkmark who tweeted, "Burn it all down" following the Taylor verdict.
"I hope they burn Louisville down tonight," tweeted another. "Burn it down, the college the precincts the whole thing."
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