Protesters temporarily block Downtown Connector


Protesters stopped traffic on a busy Atlanta highway in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Missouri teen Mike Brown Wednesday evening.

Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present near Freedom Parkway’s Downtown Connector. 

From Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Their presence blocked traffic for a short time.

No arrests were made in connection to the protest, he added.

Southerners On New Ground field organizer Mary Hooks told the Associated Press that she and other grassroots organizers helped plan the protest as part of a national week of resistance to mass incarceration and police brutality. She said the protest was also connected to the Ferguson shooting.

Read more at Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Under the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, several people voiced their support of the protest on social media.

The incident in Ferguson is just one of many examples of brutality from police in the country.

Black lives matter.

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