Demonstrations and rioting in Atlanta over George Floyd death
People are demonstrating and rioting in downtown Atlanta over the death of George Floyd.
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And tonight in downtown Atlanta. Whats started peacefully has certainly escalated. Protesters descended upon the CNN Center, breaking windows and defacing the sign nearby. A police car has been set on fire, and a group used chairs to break through this restaurant right back here. Break through the windows, all of it as police work to clear the craft. 32 32 And tonight, in downtown Atlanta, whats started peacefully has certainly escalated. Protesters descended upon the CNN Center, breaking windows and facing the sign nearby. A police car has been set on, but all right, here we go. 32 And tonight in downtown Atlanta, whats started peacefully has certainly escalated distant protesters. And tonight, in downtown Atlanta, what started peacefully has certainly escalated. Protesters descended upon the CNN Center, breaking windows and defacing a sign nearby. A police car has been set on fire, and a group used a chair to break through the window of that restaurant. All of it as police work to control the crowds. Blayne Alexander, NBC News. Do one more time. Just one more time. One more time thinking about 3 to 1 something. Okay, Ready? Okay. 32 And tonight in downtown Atlanta. What started peacefully has certainly escalated. Protesters descended upon the CNN Center, breaking windows and defacing the sign nearby. A police car has been set on fire, and some use it share to break through the windows of that restaurant. All of it as police work to clear the crowds. Blayne Alexander, NBC News. Okay, good, Good. Anything crazy happens. Okay, Thank you. Over way. Wait with No way. Yeah, yeah. Maybe coming. Totally coming. Yeah. Go. They come in. No, we're actually all right. Two minutes. Okay. It's people get sometimes that's yours. No police on top of the Okay, Look, Randi, tell me I'm not your I can't go to blame house anymore. 66 Really cool of them. So one morning, that's like a wound like five. Just for my pins. Careful. Careful with Booth. 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Ready to go? Ready to go? Ready to go? Yes. Well, yes. Yes, I am. Yes. I am ready. I am ready. I am ready. I am ready. Yes, yes, yes. No. Hey guys. So you know I heard you talking about what? Marrakech lands bottom saying to the city just within the past few minutes or so That we have really seen an escalation. I'm going to show you. This is the police line that has moved essentially from in front of the CNN Center up in front of this intersection right here. And you've got this kind of standoff between police and my and you've got this kind of standoff between police and between protesters. Right here. Now, let me talk about this escalation that we've seen over the evening, as I've been out here since about four. A little bit before 40 clock this evening, what started was what you saw. Several 100 people, maybe more than 1000 people filling the streets of downtown Atlanta. They marched from here near Centennial Olympic Park to the state Capitol, stayed there for a little bit on, then came back here to this area. It was after some of that crowd returned. That's when you started to see a shift. That's when you started to see just a few arrests starting up. But then later that evening, that's when you really started to see that escalation. I know that you've seen those images of the CNN Center being broken into windows, broken defacing the side. I want to kind of try and see if we can get a glimpse over here over my left shoulder. There. What we're seeing is more windows of the CNN center being broken out that happened within the past 15 minutes or so just within the past 15 minutes or so, literally as the mayor was speaking, urging people to go home and urging Come another thing that we've seen out here. Guys are fireworks, people popping off fireworks, shooting fireworks into the sky. As the night time has come, we've seen the situation continued to escalate. Now you heard from Mayor Keisha lands bottom. She said that she doesn't believe that these are the people who were out here trying to protest in the name of George Floyd or Ahmad are very Rianna Taylor, these people who came out here with the intention of doing some of the damage I've got to say. One of the things that was the most shocking through this evening was as our crew kind of stood here from a safe distance, way looked over there. We saw smoke start to erupt and we saw flames. We saw that police car go up in flames. That's really what we can kind of count as the turning point this evening as we saw those flames coming from the police car. That's when you started to hear more commands from the armored vehicles. And soon after that, we saw them kind of slowly inch this perimeter further forward. Now it almost kind of seems right now that we're at this kind of standoff point, just kind of a pausing point. We see police there, standing with their shields in front of them. We see protesters, Nothing going on between. We don't see anything being thrown. We don't see any of the gas that was thrown just a few moments earlier. We see them just standing and kind of facing off against each other. But as you know, there's already extensive damage here in this section of downtown. And that's why police are really trying to clear the crowds out here tonight, guys