Protesters torch police car, damage businesses in Atlanta after activist killed
January 21, 2023 10:35pm
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An angry crowd took to the streets of Atlanta Saturday night, smashing windows and torching a police car in response to the death of a 26-year-old protester Wednesday, reports said.
Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum told reporters that multiple protesters were found with explosive devices on them. One of the devices was used to set an Atlanta Police car on fire.
Protesters — who hit the streets after calls for a “Night of Rage” by Antifa members — were also seen throwing bricks at Atlanta Police Department vehicles smashing property, 11Alive reported.
At least six people were arrested and three businesses were damaged, police said.
Just before 7 p.m., police said “order has been restored to the downtown space.” The video player is currently playing an ad. You can skip the ad in 5 sec with a mouse or keyboard
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp condemned the protesters’ actions Saturday night. “Violence and unlawful destruction of property are not acts of protest,” he tweeted. “They are crimes that will not be tolerated in Georgia and will be prosecuted fully.”