Keisha Lance Bottoms Makes Emotionally Charged Appeal To Atlanta Protestors Following Riots: 'This Is Not A Protest'
“This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. This is chaos. A protest has purpose," Bottoms said.
May 30, 2020 at 7:20 pm
Atlanta is on the mend after a peaceful protest morphed into a night of chaos in the city.
Protesters arrived in the city to protest police brutality and racism after a string of Black deaths nationwide. The latest being that of George Floyd, who died on Memorial Day after a police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes.
What started as a peaceful march disintegrated into cases of vandalism, arson and looting. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported several downtown Atlanta landmarks were damaged including the CNN Center, the College Football Hall of Fame and a tourist center in Centennial Olympic Park.