11:32 GMT22 September 2020
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    Protesters, many of whom were armed, engaged in sporadic fights during the march, but no one used weapons and no injuries have been reported so far.

    Clashes have been reported between BLM activists and counter-protesters on Kentucky Derby Day in Louisville. The march was marked by the presence of the NFAC, a black militia group that describes itself as a more radical alternative to the BLM movement.

    Protesters on both sides were seen shouting at each other and engaged in sporadic scuffles, many of them were armed.

    The counter-protesters were heard chanting slogans in support of the American police and President Trump.

    Among the BLM activists, there was also a group that demanded an investigation into the death of 26-year-old black woman Breonna Taylor.

    There were no officers present during the clashes because the police said they did not want to escalate tensions between the protesters.

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