ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Protests in Asheville turned tense for a brief period of time late Thursday following a decision by a Kentucky grand jury not to charge three Louisville police officers directly in the March shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
Around 150 people started protesting outside the police department around 8:20 p.m. Thursday, police said.
At one point, officers said they found a coffin outside the police department that was covered in what they believe is dirt and cow manure.
Protesters marched through downtown Asheville, blocking traffic at some points, officers said.
Around 10 p.m., protesters were marching at Pack Square Park. Officers said one person was assaulted and taken to Mission Hospital. There is no information on that person's condition.
The crowd left the park and the protest ended just before 11 p.m., officers said...