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originally posted by: Nyiah
Not sure which one here would be the correct one for the area, but here's what Broadcastify has anyway:
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
There is a protest March in my town, Atlanta, tonight about the shootings and man they found hanging in Piedmont Park. I hope to hell nothing happens. State police are out with APD.
Peaceful so far, though troopers are blocking the protesters at the moment from getting on the downtown connector, which the mayor said to stay away from or be arrested. Crowd seems to be dispersing as it was almost 100 here today and many have been out since 3pm.
Troopers and protesters currently toe to toe. Pretty large police presence.
Marchers moving from CNN Center, continues through downtown
Live Here at the Moment
The live feed is choppy I wil try to find a better one.
You can bet that all over the country, there are no police responding solo...to anything.
And as much as I hate to give more crazy people ideas, I guess we have to talk about this. It's also happened in a few other places, including Valdosta, GA. Add Mississippi and West Virginia and you have an X.
The case of a black man found hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park has been referred to the FBI, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said. Reed’s statement was issued Thursday afternoon, hours after social media users expressed outrage about the Atlanta Police Department’s contention the scene was consistent with a suicide. An autopsy has not been performed. Piedmont Park became a trending topic on Twitter, where some users called the death “another modern-day lynching.”
“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy, instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
Martin Luther King, Jr.