Louisville is the largest city in the state of Kentucky. It is also the sixteenth-largest city in the United States. Founded on the Ohio River in 1778 by George Rogers Clark, it was named after King Louis XVI of France. Louisville is famous for Thunder Over Louisville, the Louisville Slugger Museum, and the Kentucky Derby, and is the birthplace of boxer Muhammad Ali. Louisville's Mayor is Democrat Jerry Abramson.
2020 Leftwing riots
- See also: 2020 Leftwing insurrection
7 people were shot in Breyonna Taylor protests.
Steven Lopez, a Black Lives Matter protester, was arrested for inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia. His citation noted he was in possession of a handgun "with two full mags of ammo" at the time of the arrest. He was released. Ten days later Lopez was arrested again for murder and first-degree wanton endangerment. The murder victim was another Black Lives Matter protester. Lopez fired into an encampment of protesters wanting to defund the police. Bystanders returned fire, wounding the accused killer in the leg. Lopez participated in many protests, which rocked the streets of Louisville for a month. Media accounts referred to the BLM protester as a Hispanic white supremacist.