It seems nobody had Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s back during a information convention on Friday.
Even though producing an announcement at a town housing challenge, the mayor’s speech was interrupted by protesters who arrived up from guiding him, and drowned him out with chants of “Fire! Fireplace! Gentrifier!” when keeping a big banner.
Many others indications referred to the Black Life Issue movement and protesters also designed remarks about the March 13 deadly police shooting of Breonna Taylor, which has rocked Kentucky’s greatest metropolis, the Courier Journal of Louisville noted.
Video clip of Fischer’s news meeting was posted on social media — displaying the mayor talking with the protesters and then slinking away as the demonstrators took handle.
An additional video clip confirmed some protesters subsequent Fischer to his car or truck and chanting – and positioning symptoms on the vehicle’s entrance window, the newspaper claimed.
Afterward, a mayoral spokeswoman explained Fischer was in the city’s Portland community to announce a $2.9 million investment in inexpensive housing. She included that he supports the rights of the general public to engage in peaceful protests.
“The Mayor has continuously advocated for and supports tranquil protests around the impact of systemic racism, and he continues to be dedicated to restoring community rely on in ongoing efforts to address the racial inequalities that have plagued our metropolis and our nation for considerably far too extended,” spokeswoman Jean Porter told the Courier Journal.
Fischer, 62, a Democrat, has been mayor of Louisville because January 2011.
In June, dozens of town police officers walked out on Fischer in protest, with a law enforcement union formal declaring afterward that officers felt “disrespected” as they labored to preserve legislation and order amid many riots and protests in recent weeks.