Posted BY: Ryan Saavedra
Alleged far-left activists rioted in downtown Atlanta Saturday night in what started out as a protest over the death of a local activist.
Fox 5 reported that the protests turned into a riot when the activists “began throwing bricks at buildings and setting fire to police vehicles.”
Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said the group of protesters was peaceful to start before later turning violent.
“However, when that group arrived at the intersection of Ellis Street and Peachtree Street, a group inside that marching crowd decided to start committing illegal acts including breaking windows and attacking police cruisers that were in the area,” Schierbaum said.