Atlanta Braces for Further Protests

| November 26, 2014

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ATLANTA — Protests related to the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision are creating the cancellation of many Atlanta police officers Thanksgiving plans.

Atlanta’s police chief said he has canceled officers’ Thanksgiving vacation.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the city’s police chief, George Turner, spoke Wednesday about the protests held in the city Tuesday night.

More than 1,000 people protested peacefully, but a group of about 150 people took over the Downtown Connector.

24 people were arrested after store windows were broken and other damage was done in the city. Only seven of those people lived in the city of Atlanta. Most of those people were charged with disorderly conduct.

Atlanta Mayor Reed warned anyone who might choose to do the same again.

“We are not going to tolerate our Downtown Connector to be interfered with,” said Mayor Reed. “If you move toward the connector, you will be arrested.”

Atlanta Police Chief Turner said the department was prepared for more protests, and encouraged those who participate to be peaceful.

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  1. ABL says:

    This is going down in history as one of the craziest and most shameful episodes of US media history.
    First the media creates mass chaos over a the death of a criminal that attacked a cop. Then they are so caught up with their stories and what they have done that they can barely be bothered to cover an actual victim of bad cops, a little boy in Cleveland named Tamir Rice, who inconveniently for their coverage planning ended up shot over a 911 call and nothing more.