Atlanta Wendy’s Burns, Demonstrators Block Interstates After Police Kill Another Black Man

Videos posted to Twitter on Saturday appear to show an Atlanta Wendy’s restaurant on fire. The restaurant is reportedly the same Wendy’s where Raychard Brooks was killed by police.

“The @Wendys where #RaychardBrooks was shot and killed is still burning,” WSB TV reporter Audrey Washington posted on Twitter. The tweet had a video attached appearing to show smoke outside the restaurant.

Another video, posted by WAGA-TV reporter Alex Whittler shows a fire inside the restaurant, and vandals breaking windows and pulling down parasols attached to dining tables.



Nearby, demonstrators blocked off all lanes of University Avenue, which connects the area to downtown via Interstates 75 and 85. Police cars blocked on-ramps to prevent the protesters from blocking the interstate, however, some protesters tried to climb onto the interstate via a nearby hill. In an attempt to get the crowd to disperse, police fired smoke bombs into the crowd, according to Washington.

In addition, protesters gathered around the 3rd police precinct in Grant Park, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Sarah Kallis. The precinct is also located on University Avenue.



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