Atlanta Wendy's Burns in New Protests

Some 3 dozen arrested in Georgia as anti-racist protests continue to roil the US, Paris, England
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 14, 2020 5:43 AM CDT

(Newser) – Protests initially ignited by the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police continued over the weekend, as anti-racism protesters sought to call attention to the deaths of two more black men and Black Lives Matter demonstrations unfolded in London and Paris. Early Sunday, Atlanta police announced that an officer had been fired following the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, 27, on Friday night, and another officer had been placed on administrative duty. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has called for the immediate firing of the officer who opened fire on Brooks at a press conference Saturday evening, where she also announced that she had accepted the resignation of Police Chief Erika Shields. “I do not believe that this was a justified use of deadly force,” Bottoms said. A look around the landscape, via the AP:

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