• Protest throughout Atlanta ends with 11 arrests

    By: Matt Johnson , Tyisha Fernandes , Steve Gehlbach

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    ATLANTA - Protesters calling for reform in American policing gathered on the 17th Street bridge in Midtown Atlanta.

    PHOTOS: Hundreds march for fourth day of protests in Atlanta

    Several protesters left the bridge Saturday evening and began marching down Peachtree Street in Midtown. The group stopped a couple times to block intersections and chant.

    Protesters stopped at popular locations like the Fox Theatre, the Hard Rock Cafe and Underground Atlanta.

    The Channel 2 Action News team witnessed multiple protesters being arrested by police around 12:45 p.m.

    PHOTOS: Protest throughout Atlanta ends with 11 arrests

    The Atlanta Police Department confirms 11 people were arrested -- 10 charged with pedestrian in roadway and one charged with disorderly conduct. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    These events come after recent frustration over the police-involved shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota.The aftermath of both shootings were captured on cellphone video.

    A sniper opened fire on police officers in Dallas on Thursday as a peaceful protest against police violence came to an end.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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