Armed protesters ‘take over’ Atlanta Wendy’s parking lot where Rayshard Brooks was killed – Police absent

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Wendys in Atlanta burning during riots. (File Photo).

Armed protesters stood guard on Tuesday at an Atlanta-area Wendy’s, the site where Rayshard Brooks, a black man shot by an Atlanta police officer, died earlier this month.

Earlier in the day, a group of people had “taken over” the burned-out property in South Atlanta, according to local reports.

People living in the area also have complained that the protesters who remained were no longer peaceful, but instead were using the space for their own gain and at times blocking people on the street from getting by.

They claimed the Atlanta police weren’t doing much to solve the problem, making life for those living in the neighborhood a living nightmare.

“My husband literally just missed getting caught in the crossfire when he was on his way home,” Kimberlee Jones told WXIA. “People have been shot and have been hurt.”

Jones has been living about a mile from the Wendy’s where Brooks was shot and said it’s been physically difficult to get to her neighborhood ever since the group took over the parking lot and began wreaking havoc.

She added that her mother tried to get to her house — but people who had put up a crude roadblock stopped her.

“They wouldn’t let her through and she felt intimidated,” Jones, a leader of the South Atlanta Civil League neighborhood association, said.

Over the weekend, two shootings in the area resulted in injuries.

A demonstrator also attacked a police officer after a man and woman claimed a mob of people stopped their car and attacked them as they tried to drive past the Wendy’s.

“It’s scary to have someone come after you like that,” one of the victims told WSB-TV. “We take their side. We weren’t being disrespectful. We were just trying to get on the interstate. I was hit in the arms and the face and legs with the boulder.”

Earlier in the day, a group of people had “taken over” the burned-out property in South Atlanta, according to local reports.

People living in the area also have complained that the protesters who remained were no longer peaceful, but instead were using the space for their own gain and at times blocking people on the street from getting by.

They claimed the Atlanta police weren’t doing much to solve the problem, making life for those living in the neighborhood a living nightmare.

“My husband literally just missed getting caught in the crossfire when he was on his way home,” Kimberlee Jones told WXIA. “People have been shot and have been hurt.”

Jones has been living about a mile from the Wendy’s where Brooks was shot and said it’s been physically difficult to get to her neighborhood ever since the group took over the parking lot and began wreaking havoc.

She added that her mother tried to get to her house — but people who had put up a crude roadblock stopped her.

“They wouldn’t let her through and she felt intimidated,” Jones, a leader of the South Atlanta Civil League neighborhood association, said.

Over the weekend, two shootings in the area resulted in injuries.

A demonstrator also attacked a police officer after a man and woman said a mob of people stopped their car and attacked them as they tried to drive past the Wendy’s.

“It’s scary to have someone come after you like that,” one of the victims told WSB-TV. “We take their side. We weren’t being disrespectful. We were just trying to get on the interstate. I was hit in the arms and the face and legs with the boulder.”

Calls made by Fox News to the Atlanta police department for comment were not immediately returned and there has been no official statement about the arrest from the mayor’s office or the police department.

(Fox News).

 

 

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