Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) has had enough.
Bottoms told protesters occupying a downtown Wendy’s — the location of Rayshard Brooks’ controversial and untimely demise — that the time for negotiations had ended following the shooting death of an eight-year-old girl. (Daily Wire)
The young girl, Secoriea Turner, was killed when her mother exited the freeway and turned into a parking lot playing host to the “occupied” protest similar to the one that cropped up in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood early in June. Protesters reportedly swarmed the woman’s vehicle and fired a number of shots at the family, hitting Secoria.
Just hours after that incident, police returned to the “occupied” zone to investigate yet another shooting, this one involving a group of adult males. Three people were wounded in that exchange of gunfire, a local Fox affiliate reports, and one person was killed.
In a press conference Sunday night, Bottoms ordered the “occupied” zone cleared and declared that protesters would no longer be able to set up a long term camp at the site of Brooks’ death.
“After a night of a dozen shootings, including one in which an 8-year-old girl was killed, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Sunday said protesters could no longer occupy the Wendy’s where a police officer shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last month,” Fox News reported Monday.
“At the point that an 8-year-old baby is killed, the discussions have ended,” Bottoms added.
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