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Louisville protest leaders and LMPD come together for discussion to understand each other

Friday, multiple live streams on Facebook showed a group of people sitting with members of LMPD to discuss how they can better assist situations.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Metro Police met with protest leaders and others on the frontline of Louisville protests to work toward getting on the same page.

Friday, multiple live streams on Facebook showed a group of people sitting with members of LMPD to discuss how they can better assist situations.

WHAS11 spoke with some of those live streamers after the meeting who said it was the first step toward getting law enforcement to understand the mindset of peaceful protesters, and for them, to better understand how LMPD operates.

For more than a month, there have been mixed messages sent about the goal of protestors and how LMPD responds to situations. As the fight for justice continues, they wanted to meet to discuss ways they can prevent violent situations from happening, while allowing people to properly protest.

"Like I told them I just want to be on the same page with them, so they don't respond wrong. We definitely came up with a few points from each side. I think today was just like the icebreaker to get people in the room and get people comfortable with faces they haven't seen, people they haven't met,” Chris Will, a protester in Friday’s meeting, told WHAS11.

Will said many of the protesters on the frontline are waiting for answers in the Breonna Taylor case. He said discussions with LMPD will help once those answers are provided.

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