A demonstration over the shooting of a protester last week at the site of a public safety training facility turned violent this evening in Downtown Atlanta.
A police car was burned outside the Hard Rock Cafe and windows were broken along Peachtree Street, according to reports from the scene.
The Atlanta Police Department said in a brief statement that the demonstrations “resulted in property damage which led to the arrest of several individuals.”
Protesters had gathered earlier at Underground Atlanta to voice their opposition to the training facility – nicknamed “Cop City” by opponents – and the death of Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, 26, who was fatally shot by a state trooper at the project’s site in South DeKalb County.
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