College Football Hall of Fame vandalized, looted in Atlanta riots

College Football Hall of Fame vandalized, looted in Atlanta riots

College Football Hall of Fame vandalized, looted in Atlanta riots

Unrest has been witnessed in several United States cities, including Washington, after Minneapolis black resident George Floyd died shortly after being held in police custody.

Protests continue to engulf the streets of American cities as the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police serves as a rallying cry for longstanding discontent with law enforcement. By 10 p.m. many people had gone home, but those who remained in the streets watched and participated as a second Atlanta police vehicle was set on fire.

As well as the College Hall of Fame building in Atlanta, demonstrators smashed police cars and targeted the CNN headquarters in the city. This is not a protest, This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In response, Lance Bottoms, whose name has been floated as a possible vice presidential pick for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, referenced CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez, who earlier Friday had been arrested - and then released about an hour later - while covering protests over Floyd's death in Minneapolis. There are people and other countries who are posting things pretending to be USA, pretending to stand for peaceful protest, but they are trying to incite us into violence and chaos to try and do more harm!

In Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and beyond, thousands of protesters carried signs that said: "He said I can't breathe". "You are disgracing the life of George Floyd and every other person who has been killed in this country".

The CNN Center, home to the major cable news network, was the site of a major standoff between police and protesters. Peace was hard to come by in many USA cities.

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College Football Hall of Fame damaged during George Floyd protests in Atlanta

As protests became destructive, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp activated as many as 500 National Guard soldiers late Friday night.

In an impassioned plea, Bottoms told the community she cares as much if not more than they do about the people, the parents and the children. "We're talking about how you're burning police cars on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia".

"More than 50% of the business owners in Atlanta are minority business owners", she said. We are better than this as a country.

Bottoms was flanked by rappers T I and Killer Mike, as well as King's daughter, Bernice King.

There was also significant damage to the College Football Hall of Fame.

In numerous cities across the country, protests calling for justice in the death of George Floyd deteriorated into full-scale riots.

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