Violence rocks Atlanta as peaceful protest ends in flames

Atlanta woke up today to shattered glass and the burned hulks of police cars following a protest that turned into violent chaos and looting overnight. Rioters burned police cars and smashed their way into stores in downtown Atlanta and Buckhead despite pleas by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and civil rights activists who urged demonstrators to stay home and seek meaningful ways to honor the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis officer pinned him down with a knee on his neck while he was handcuffed.

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