ATLANTA - Protesters calling for reform in American policing gathered on the 17th Street bridge in Midtown 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.
The Atlanta Police Department confirms 11 people were arrested -- 10 charged with pedestrian in roadway and one charged with disorderly conduct.
APD just arrested a man for walking in the street. "I was moving to the sidewalk!" he said. pic.twitter.com/9D852Z66bZ— Matt Johnson (@MJohnsonWSB) July 10, 2016
APD preparing to put 4 arrested protesters in a police bus. pic.twitter.com/GDVVU6Ucg2— Matt Johnson (@MJohnsonWSB) July 10, 2016
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.
Traffic flowing again on the 17th Street Bridge. pic.twitter.com/g1hLcxnJd7— Matt Johnson (@MJohnsonWSB) July 10, 2016
One woman refuses to move as APD tries to clear the bridge. pic.twitter.com/o9HS5ns2vq— Matt Johnson (@MJohnsonWSB) July 10, 2016
APD asking protestors to clear to re-open the bridge. pic.twitter.com/rEpp6i4jzw— Matt Johnson (@MJohnsonWSB) July 9, 2016
APD has blocked off the 17th street bridge instead of making protestors stop. pic.twitter.com/LbWZju6lQx— Matt Johnson (@MJohnsonWSB) July 9, 2016
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