Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

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Angry protesters take to the streets in dozens of US cities, stopping traffic and in some cases lashing out violently at police following the killing of George Floyd

Riot police hold a line near a damaged Atlanta Police cars as people protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, near CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, US May 29, 2020.

After hours of peaceful protest in downtown Atlanta, some demonstrators suddenly turned violent, smashing police cars, setting one on fire, spray-painting the iconic logo sign at CNN headquarters, and breaking into a restaurant. “You are disgracing our city,” she told protesters. “You are disgracing the life of George Floyd and every other person who has been killed in this country. We are better than this. We are better than this as a city. We are better than this as a country. Go home, go home.”Killer Mike cried as he spoke.

In Brooklyn, crowds of demonstrators chanted at police officers lined up outside the Barclays Center. There were several moments of struggle, as some in the crowd pushed against metal barricades and police pushed back.

 

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Maybe a revolution is coming against the imperialists régime.

It's not absolutely about Floyd tonight. It's an organized operation to brake the laws around all over the Nation.

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