A protester throws firecrackers inside the old courthouse in downtown Louisville, Ky on May 29th, 2020. People surrounded the building and threw rocks and fireworks into the building before Louisville police threw tear gas to disperse the crowd. Hundreds surrounded the courthouse and the Louisville Police Department headquarters while throwing firecrackers, rocks and bottles through the windows. The community in Louisville followed up with protesting after the initial uprising in Minneapolis in response to George Floyd’s death. Louisville already had their own ongoing issue with the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, but the tension during the last week of May 2020 led to intense protest and rioting in the city.