And it’s not just evident in the shattered windows or the dozens of buildings tagged with spray-paint graffiti and anti-police messages.
It can be heard in the voices of college students and seasoned activists, of religious leaders and law enforcement, of civic directors and politicians. They all are hurting from the past four days of demonstrations and peaceful protests that turned violent.
They acknowledge a deep divide between many of Louisville’s black and white residents and communities. And all told The Courier Journal on Sunday it’s time for the entire city to acknowledge its issues and forge ahead in unity.
And what happens next?
Where does Louisville go from here? This is what community leaders, members have to say
By about 7 p.m. Sunday, uncertainty lingered in the air.
About 1,000 protesters had gathered on various streets and sidewalks downtown, watched closely by city officers, Kentucky State Police and members of the Kentucky National Guard.