Protesters rally at Fulton Jail demanding release of woman accused in Wendy’s arson

ATLANTA — Protesters have gathered outside the Fulton County Jail demanding the release of Natalie White, the woman accused of setting fire to the Wendy’s restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by police.

White turned herself into police Tuesday evening, about the same time that Brooks’ funeral was ending.

Channel 2′s Audrey Washington was at the jail working on her report for WSB Tonight when she saw the protesters arrive around 9:30 p.m.

The crowd continued to grow to 50–100 people by the time she did her live report at 11 p.m.

The protesters were chanting, banging pots and pans, had car horns blaring, and held signs saying Black Lives Matter.

They also had projectors that projected the words “Dismantle white supremacy” and “Shut it down.”


The protesters told Washington that they were upset about White’s arrest and felt what she’s accused of was just.

Washington said the protesters did not attempt to get into the jail, but they had planned on demonstrating outside the jail until White is released.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said White is due to go before a judge Wednesday.