CNN Center in Atlanta damaged during protests

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30th May, 2020 08:46:51 printer

CNN Center in Atlanta damaged during protests

The front of CNN Center in Atlanta was the scene of violent protests on Friday evening that resulted in damage to the front of the building and inside.

The protests had started as peaceful earlier in the afternoon when crowds gathered in the city's famed Centennial Park. The protests were in response to the death of George Floyd, who was killed on May 25 in Minneapolis.
At around 6 p.m. ET, protesters began moving toward the front of the CNN Center, where police had gathered. Over the next few hours, the crowd swelled as SWAT was called in to help with crowd control.
By about 7 p.m. ET, protesters could be seen damaging CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, which is sandwiched between Philips Arena and Centennial Park.

Protesters were seen vandalizing CNN's logo outside its offices, breaking the building's glass and entering the center. Protesters were also heard chanting anti-media rhetoric.

 

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