Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has called on the National Guard to help keep the peace in Louisville following days of unrest across the city, the governor said in a statement from his office.
Protests have gripped the city following the death of Breonna Taylor, 26, a black EMT killed by the police on March 13.
“The demonstrations in Louisville have all started peacefully, but what we have seen, especially last night, and what our intelligence says is going to happen are outside groups moving in, trying to create violence to harm everybody who is on those streets. We cannot let Breonna’s legacy be marred by violence, and we can’t let our streets turn violent,” Beshear said.