A woman wipes away a tear while watching people shut down I-225 to protest the death of Elijah McClain in Aurora, Colorado, on Saturday.

A car drove into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters and a demonstrator was shot in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colorado, on Saturday, police said in a series of statements posted to Twitter.

Of note: Later in the night, police declared an unlawful protest after a fire was started inside a courthouse office.

The big picture: Aurora Police Department said they're investigating incident with the vehicle on Interstate 225 and the subsequent shooting, which the department added happened when a protester "decided to fire off a weapon." The gunshots struck at least one other demonstrator, who was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

  • The police stressed that the demonstrations were largely peaceful, but the later unrest at the courthouse saw wooden window coverings "torn down" to be used as shields by some protesters. Some protesters tried to break into the building, the statement added.

Of note: Activists in Colorado have been highlighting the August 2019 death of Elijah McClain, who went into cardiac arrest after Aurora police officers held him in a chokehold and paramedics used a sedative, ketamine. He died after being taken off life support in the hospital having been declared brain dead.

Go deeper: Protests intensify across U.S.

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"Not enough": Protesters react to no murder charges in Breonna Taylor case

A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Brett Hankison, one of the Louisville police officers who entered Breonna Taylor's home in March, on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing shots blindly into neighboring apartments.

Details: Angering protesters, the grand jury did not indict any of the three officers involved in the botched drug raid on homicide or manslaughter charges related to the death of Taylor.

Reporters arrested while covering protests after Breonna Taylor indictment

"Current situation. #Louisville" Photo: Jorge Ventura/Daily Caller via Twitter

Geoffrey Ingersoll, editor-in-chief of the Daily Caller, wrote via Twitter that two reporters were arrested by Louisville Metro Police while covering protests that followed the grand jury decision not to charge police officers for the killing of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor.

Why it matters: Louisville Metro Police Department has not shared a precise number of arrests, but the Courier Journal reports that LMPD spokesperson Lamont Washington said around 2am ET on Thursday that nearly "100” people were detained.

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Eyeing the end of gas-powered cars

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Gasoline-powered cars may be going the way of the woolly mammoth, even if it will take decades to replace them and seems hard to fathom today.

The big picture: Internal combustion engines (ICEs) have powered automobiles for more than 100 years. But the shift to electric vehicles, slow to materialize at first, is now accelerating due to tightening government policies, falling costs and a societal reckoning about climate change.

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