The Wendy’s Where Rayshard Brooks Was Killed Set on Fire

June 13, 2020

    Protests over the death of Rayshard Brooks turned violent in Atlanta on Saturday evening.

    Brooks was killed on Friday evening after being checked for a DUI while at a Wendy’s drive-thru. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Brooks struggled with police, attempted to run and was shot.

    Following a day of protests, a massive crowd gathered near the Downtown Connector by 9pm, reported 11Alive. Police arrived in riot gear as protestors gathered on the side of Interstate 85.

    Shortly after, video of rioters breaking into the Wendy’s where Brooks was killed circulated on social media. A little while later, other videos showed the fast-food restaurant engulfed with flames.

    Fires were also seen outside the Wendy’s on University Avenue, reported FOX 5.

    Earlier in the day, the Georgia chapter of the NAACP asked for the resignation of Atlanta Police Department chief Erika Shields. Hours later, Shields resigned.

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