Protesters march in Asheville, leave casket full of dirt at police station


(Asheville Police Twitter)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – Protesters began marching in downtown Asheville on Wednesday night, according to the Asheville Police Department.

Police say approximately 150 protesters gathered outside the municipal building, where Asheville Police and Asheville Fire Departments are co-located. They also left a casket full of dirt and what police believe to be cow manure at the front door of the police department.

Protesters marched down College Street on the roadway and blocked traffic, according to police.

Police said the protesters later blocked the intersection at Patton and Biltmore in front of the Vance monument.

According to officers, protesters later gathered at the amphitheater on Roger McGuire Green.

Asheville Police said one person was assaulted during the protests and taken to Mission Hospital for their injuries.

Protests have broken out in Louisville and across the country after the latest announcement in the Breonna Taylor case.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more. Check back for updates.

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