HEAVILY armed militia dubbed the “Not F***ing Around Coalition” demanded justice for police shooting victim Breonna Taylor at a Kentucky rally.
Carrying semi-automatic rifles and shotguns while clad in black paramilitary gear, they marched in formation through the streets of Louisville.
Leader of the black militia, Grandmaster Jay, real name John Fitzgerald Johnson, warned last week the militia would exercise their constitutional right to bear arms.
The Black militia dubbed NFAC want justice for Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician who died in a hail of gunfire when drug investigators bearing a "no-knock" warrant entered her Louisville home four months ago.
One police officer involved in the raid was fired by the city's police department in June.
Two other officers have been placed on administrative reassignment.
But anger continues to grow as no criminal charges have as yet been filed against any of the three cops.
So hundreds of armed, predominantly Black, activists demanded justice for Taylor during peaceful demonstrations in her Kentucky hometown that drew counter-protesters from a white militia group.
Police closed streets and set up barricades to keep the two groups apart as tensions remained on edge in Louisville.
By the time Black activists dressed in black fatigues arrived in the heart of downtown Saturday afternoon, most of the white militia members had already left.
Police in full riot geared looked on.
Earlier in the day, three people were accidentally shot at a park where Black activists had gathered, police said.
The victims, all of whom were members of the militia group, were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, cops told reporters.
Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert Schroeder said: “This is a tragic situation that could have been much worse.
“I encourage anyone choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights to do so responsibly.”
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office is heading an investigation into Taylor’s death.
Taylor was fatally shot when police officers burst into her Louisville apartment using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation.
The warrant to search her home was in connection with a suspect who did not live there and no drugs were found.
Taylor was shot eight times after officers used a battering ram to knock down her door and fired into the apartment after midnight March 13.
One officer was shot by Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who said he thought an intruder was breaking into the home.
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