Tensions rise after curfew goes into effect on third day of Atlanta protests

As a citywide curfew went into effect at 9 p.m., tensions began to rise in Atlanta on the third day of protests in the city over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Near Centennial Olympic Park, police started to advance and fired gas and a mass of people started to flee.

Shortly after 9 p.m., the standoff between demonstrators and law enforcement was near the downtown Ferris wheel.

See the AJC’s complete coverage of the Atlanta protests here.

Officers encouraged people to abide by the curfew.

“Guys you have gotta get back. I’ve gotta get you home. It’s 9 o’clock. Please,” an officer said into a bull horn.

At least one demonstrator echoed the sentiment, asking people to go home and protest again tomorrow.

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