Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

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ATLANTA (AP) — Days after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, people took to the streets in protest in dozens of cities around the country.

They marched, chanted, stopped traffic and in some cases turned violent toward police to protest the death of the handcuffed black man after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck even after he stopped moving.

In downtown Atlanta, demonstrators set a police car and American flag on fire, spray-painted the iconic logo sign at CNN headquarters, and broke into a restaurant.

The crowd pelted officers who came over with bottles.

Atlanta’s mayor held a news conference urging protesters to go home.

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