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Protesters shut down Atlanta streets after police shootings, hanging death

Protesters marched from the Five Points MARTA station to Piedmont Park in Atlanta Thursday night to express concern and outrage over the police-involved shooting deaths of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and the hanging death of a black man – ruled a suicide but referred to the FBI for further investigation – in Piedmont Park.

Photo: @fleisherphotography/Instagram

Later images and videos from the scene showed crowds temporarily shutting down streets in Atlanta and even a portion of the Connector. Here are some images and video clips from the scene:

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