More peaceful protesting in Atlanta this weekend.
According to Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum, people protesting a new police training ground gathered around 5 p.m. and marched peacefully until, once downtown, several of the protestors “started committing illegal acts, which included the breaking of windows and also attacking police cruisers that were in the area.” Police suppressed the violence quickly and no law enforcement officers or citizens were injured
So it was peaceful, except for the vandalism, looting, and attacking police officers. But wait a tick, which version of the article is accurate? Reuters had something else to say.
Marchers had gathered to protest the killing of an activist by law enforcement on Wednesday during a raid to clear the construction site of a public safety training facility that activists have derided with the nickname “Cop City”.
The demonstration started peacefully, then abruptly escalated with some protesters throwing fireworks and rocks and smashing buildings’ windows with hammers