Special Adviser Jessie Halladay with Louisville Metro Police Department said protests in the city are still escalating.
Halladay said while things started out peacefully this evening, the police department is anticipating property damage similar to what was seen during the protests in Louisville Thursday evening.
According to Halladay, there is a significantly larger number of people out protesting tonight, and the department believes a large portion of those out protesting are not from Louisville.
The police department has made two arrests, and several small fires have been set, including an attempt to set a fire at the Hall of Justice. Halladay said there was more graffiti and flag-burning happening Friday.
She said protesters are armed with sticks, bottles, bats, shields and guns, and have come well stocked with water and supplies.
No significant injuries have been reported, Halladay said.