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Louisville church opens doors to protesters for second day

First Unitarian Church has offered sanctuary to people for two nights amid Breonna Taylor protests.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Protesters marched to 4th and York for the second consecutive night, taking sanctuary at one Louisville church.

First Unitarian Church originally offered sanctuary to protesters Thursday night, telling WHAS11 they did not expect the amount of people who arrived at their doorsteps.

Crews at the scene said more than 100 protesters went to the property as the countywide curfew set in at 9 p.m. WHAS11 witnessed Louisville police officers surround the property. 

While social media posts showed hostility between protesters and police, LMPD released a statement saying no arrests were made for being on church property. A spokesperson said police remained in the area to address reports of broken windows.

Friday, WHAS11 went inside the church for several hours as they prepared for more protesters. The church has provided food, water and chairs for protesters.

Minister Lori Kyle said she wants the family of Breonna Taylor to know she supports their fight for justice and will continue to open the church's doors to protests when the curfew hits.

"Protesters should be out, voices should be heard right now, and it gives people a safe place to be — to come," Kyle said. "So what we're doing here at our church is just trying to embody of being a part of this ongoing fight to make things different and in order to make things different people have to have a voice."

People once again began traveling to the church as the curfew set in, however crews at the scene said there are no police officers immediately around the property.

At least 24 people were arrested Thursday night for unlawful assembly, failure to disperse and riot in the first degree. Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott was among those arrested.

LMPD said two people have been arrested Friday following a protest that marched from Jefferson Square Park to the NuLu neighborhood.

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