Washington: Fresh anti-racist demonstrations over the weekend after incidents of a black man’s death in Atlanta shooting a white police officer and another black man’s body being found hanging from a tree outside City Hall in California Have started On Sunday, Atlanta police announced that accused officer Garrett Rolfe was sacked after a 27-year-old black man, Rashard Brooks, was shot dead on Friday night while another officer, Devin Brosnan, was posted to administrative duty .
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Saturday the acceptance of Police Chief Erica Shields’ resignation.
Bottoms said, I think that the use of this deadly force can not be justified.
About 150 protesters marched outside the Wendy’s Restaurant, where Brooks was shot. The incident in Atlanta comes at a time when protests against police vandalism and racial discrimination have occurred in the US since the death of African-American George Floyd in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis. After this incident on Friday, protesters set fire to Wendy’s Restaurant.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation the Atlanta police received a complaint that a person sleeping in the car had blocked the road outside the restaurant, after which police arrived and a confrontation ensued between Brooks and the police. At the same time, hundreds of people took out a rally in Palmdale, California on Saturday demanding an inquiry into the death of 24-year-old black man Robert Fuller. Fuller’s body was found hanging from a tree near the city hall on Wednesday. The protesters took out a rally from where Fuller’s body was found, to the Sheriff’s station. During this time, the protesters took the placards of Justice for Robert Fuller.
On the other hand, in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, thousands of people formed a human chain and gave a message against racism, discrimination and social inequality.