ATLANTA (AP) — A peaceable protest in opposition to the deliberate development of a police division coaching middle in an Atlanta suburb turned violent on its fringes Saturday, with teams smashing home windows and damaging a police car and different property, information experiences and authorities mentioned.
Tv station WSB-TV confirmed what it mentioned was a minimum of one police automotive that had been set on hearth in addition to damaged home windows and a broken ATM in a downtown Atlanta space standard amongst vacationers. Firetrucks had been on the scene together with a heavy police presence.
A police assertion mentioned the teams broken property at several places alongside Peachtree Road, a hall of motels and eating places, including that several arrests had been made and “order was shortly restored to the Downtown house.“
There have been no quick experiences of any accidents.
“That is nonetheless an lively and ongoing investigation and we won’t be able to offer specifics on arrests numbers or property broken, at the moment,“ police mentioned in a press release emailed to The Related Press.
WSB-TV reported that the protest was in opposition to plans to construct the police coaching middle in a wooded space of DeKalb County on the town’s outskirts. It mentioned a whole bunch gathered at a downtown industrial advanced, Underground Atlanta, earlier than teams started transferring down Peachtree Road.
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