Six arrested in Atlanta protests over proposed police training facility

Six people were arrested after a peaceful protest over a proposed police training ground turned violent in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday night, police said.

According to Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum, people protesting a new police training ground gathered around 5 p.m. and marched peacefully until, once downtown, several of the protestors “started committing illegal acts, which included the breaking of windows and also attacking police cruisers that were in the area.”

Police suppressed the violence quickly and no law enforcement officers or citizens were injured, Schierbaum said.

Three businesses, however, sustained damages, he said.


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