Protesters Vandalize and Deface CNN Building in Atlanta Amid Protests Over George Floyd Death

The CNN headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, became a target of vandalism amid violent protests over the death of George Floyd.

What began as a peaceful protest in the midday hours, escalated to violence, vandalism, fires, and looting by night. Protesters gathered at Centennial Olympic Park in the downtown area of Atlanta, and then the crowd made its way to CNN.

The glass was broken at the CNN building, and obscene statements were written on the CNN sign and on the building.

Members of the Atlanta Police Department SWAT team ultimately resorted to releasing tear gas to clear the crowd.

See the footage of the protest below:

After the crowd disbursed from the CNN building, protesters still were not deterred. They moved on to other areas of the city, going as far as the Lenox Square Mall in the affluent Buckhead area of the city.

Protesters also looted outlet stores — including Target, AT&T, FedEx, and Starbucks — near the mall. The College Football Hall of Fame was also looted and severely damaged.

Fires also erupted in close proximity to the mall. Several Atlanta fire trucks were damaged.

In the wake of the escalating violence, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) held a press conference about the city’s unrest. Denouncing the violent protests, she expressed disapproval of the protesters’ actions as she reminded them of the history and integrity of Atlanta.

“What I see happening on the streets of Atlanta is not Atlanta. This is not a protest. This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. This is chaos,” Lance Bottoms said.

“A protest has purpose. When Dr. King was assassinated, we didn’t do this to our city,” she said, adding, “If you want change in America, go and register to vote. … That is the change we need in this country.”

See her remarks below:

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard at the request of Mayor Lance Bottoms.

On Friday, former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter for the death of George Floyd. The other three officers involved have not been charged, but they were fired.

Protesters are demanding all four officers face criminal charges.

Responses

  1. A poignant piece found on Facebook by Moshe Weissman. He wrote:
    “Thank you rioters. You have taken a situation where almost every single American stood in solidarity against a despicable injustice…and now you have made the issue how you do not know how to function in a normal society.” Well said Moshe.

  2. I may not watch CNN anymore but in no way do the headquarters or ANY headquarters deserve this. Enough is enough, it is time for the police to react to these so-called protestors as the criminals they are. There is no excuse the the lives and businesses they are destroying. Hey governors and mayors, you are supposed to protect ALL of your citizens not just the criminals.

  3. After reading all the comments it is clear, all the damage is done by dump supporters. If it was FOX headquarters you people would be in a tizzy fit.

  4. Anderson Cooper and Don Lemmon are covering the story safely from 3rd floor broom closet.

  5. Oh no the welfare bunnies that CNN identifies with defaced their building. Question is will the police respond in a timely fashion next time?

  6. I don’t agree with the Democrats ways but I do agree with the mayor’s comments. It’s disgusting and has no purpose to be destructive towards any property or other people. It’s just an excuse to run wild and steal. Terrible!!!

  7. As of 20:00 hrs EDT on 5/30/20 :
    105,557 Americans have been documented to have died from the Covid-19 virus
    and 1,816,820 have been documented to have been infected by it.
    Both figures are suspected to be much higher.
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  8. The most inferior to everyone Caucasian trash piece of shit, trumpuke, being his grotesquely fear ridden, hate driven, complete ass hole self.

    He LOVES watching other people die whether or not they are his supporters.

    1. Were born an ass hole, loud mouthed coward or is it a career choice liquid ?

  9. Many protests result in property damage, graffiti and random spray paint damage to innocent victims. At the same time they protest innocent victims. The protesters seldom know what or who they are protesting, but it is great fun.

  10. john: You must be part of ANTIFA because you never truly make any sense. Either that or you are a bot. Sad to see your favorite news channel and racist newscasters (opinionators) catch a little of the anarchy. TeeHee

  11. This just in.– White Nazi and Mexican drug cartel are disguised as blacks and are responsible for riots and destruction of property. Governor Walz of Minnesota is source of this information so we know it is true.

  12. Very good stuff. I just hope and pray that nothing happens to any of their hard hitting action reporters.

  13. Whatever your gender or race you are a total trash betrayer of both if you support the Ultimate Caucasian Trash president trumpuke.

    1. Johnny boy, why do you have such a limited vocabulary? Is it the inbreeding you are a product of?

  14. “Protesters are demanding all four officers face criminal charges.” Article

    If you don’t want protests and vandalism, then don’t let four cops crush the life out of innocent people. More than one cop had their knee on Mr Floyd. That is, at the very least, felony manslaughter.

  15. I don’t think they waited for nightfall to vandalize. The photo of the CNN building was taken in broad daylight. The looting started at nightfall as criminals took advantage of the situation and looted local stores. Pretty much what happens at every Black Lives Matter rally.

  16. Word is that Caucasian Inferioricists and other violence fomenting ass holes are infiltrating the protests.

    1. The ” We have absolutely nothing to proud of because we haven’t done shit other than be our, complete, spoiled brat, ass hole selves ” little shit boys, the ultimate Caucasian Inferioricists, are showing up in force to foment more violence and cast further blame on African American protesters.

      1. Unlike you totally insecure losers who do nothing without a crowd I operate completely on my own Paul.

        I am not a member of any group or a participant on any anti-social media platform { Twitter, Facebook, Gab, Breitbart, Stormer, Instagram ad nauseum } other than this quite small one which is the least nauseating one I have encountered.

        I live a quiet, very satisfying life with my wife and our miniature poodle both of whom love me unconditionally, and I them, which is all the support I need and want.

        Whether or not you believe me matters not at all to me.

        Now slither back under your little lump of shit boy.

          1. Naturally you give yourself credit when it is completely undeserved Paul.

            Once I finish this I will not think of you until you reply to my comments again.

          2. Johnnie boy just calling it as it is and you verified it by your last comment.

        1. So those groups wouldn’t let you join. I don’t blame them.

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