Rogue Demonstrators in Atlanta Vandalize CNN Headquarters

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By RADIO.COM

CNN Center in Atlanta became the target of rogue demonstrators marching in protest to the death of George Floyd Friday night.

Demonstrators began peacefully as they marched from Centennial Olympic Park to the Georgia State Capitol a few blocks away.

After the march several hundred rogue protestors made their way to the CNN headquarters and vandalized the building.

Vandals spray-painted the big red CNN logo outside, others broke windows and burned American flags.

Atlanta police did not respond to the vandals but issued a statement:

"We continue to monitor protestors on Centennial Olympic Park Drive near Marietta Street. The demonstration began peacefully with protestors marching from Centennial Olympic Park to the Capitol and back. Upon returning to Centennial Olympic Park, the majority of protestors entered into the park while a portion walked south on Centennial Olympic Park Drive where they surrounded an officer inside his patrol vehicle. Additional officers arrived and began to push protestors back away from the vehicle, which led to a number of scuffles between police and protestors and at least three arrests. One officer was pushed to the ground and sustained minor injuries. It does appear pepper spray was utilized several times during the confrontation. Currently, we are attempting to allow the protestors to continue with a peaceful demonstration. Officers have been subjected to water bottles, eggs and other items being thrown at them. However, we remain hopeful this activity will cease and there will be no need for further arrests or clashes with protestors."

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