"This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.", Bottoms said. There are people and other countries who are posting things pretending to be United States, pretending to stand for peaceful protest, but they are trying to incite us into violence and chaos to try and do more harm! "When you destroy our city, you are destroying our community". It began with a rally at Centennial Olympic Park downtown, followed by a march to the state Capitol where protesters met with some lawmakers who are pushing state hate crimes legislation and then a return to the park, where they listened to speakers and said a prayer, said attorney Gerald Griggs, a leader in the local NAACP. At one point, protesters even threw a firecracker into the lobby at police and CNN reporters while they were live on national television.
Thirty miles to the west, Santa Cruz police chief Andrew G. Mills said in a statement that the actions by Minneapolis officers in Floyd's death "are the antithesis of what we view as good policing".
"You are disgracing our city". "You are disgracing the life of George Floyd and every other person who has been killed in this country".
"Ted Turner started CNN in Atlanta, 40 years ago because he believed in who we are as a city". We are heartbroken to see the damage to our city and the Hall of Fame. "This is chaos", an impassioned Lance Bottoms said at a news conference. This hurts. This hurts everybody in this room.
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"I just feel like he's just one of many names that we've had to create hashtags and T-shirts and campaigns for and I feel like nothing has changed", district resident Abe Neri said of Floyd. "If you want change in America, go and register to vote". But there was nothing I could say better than what Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said last night! "I'm mad as hell", he said.
Gov. Brian Kemp called out as many as 500 National Guard troops shortly after midnight, hours into violent and destructive protests across Atlanta and Buckhead.
Protests have struck almost all major communities in the United States, but the cities hit with the most severe protests include Atlanta, New York City, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Newsweek reached out to Bottoms for comment but did not hear back before publication.