What started out as a peaceful protest soon went AWRY. By Friday night, an Atlanta police vehicle was set on fire and windows were broken when a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis turned violent.
At least three people were arrested and one officer was pushed to the ground, according to police.
Protestors have caused extensive damage to patrol vehicles and buildings in the area of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street and have looted several businesses in the same area. Also, they have started several small fires, including setting fire to an APD patrol vehicle, according to APD!
Officers have issued disbursement orders and deployed tear gas in an effort to break up the protests. However, officers continue to endure nearly constant assault, including protestors shooting BB guns at them, throwing bricks, bottles, rocks and knives at them as they continue their efforts to protect property and lives.
At least three officers have been injured in the confrontation and multiple arrests have been made.
10:20 p.m.: A large fire is burning just outside Centennial Olympic Park just across from the College Football Hall of Fame. A fire truck is on the scene. At least two cars appear to be on fire.