Atlanta Mayor Walks With Protesters, Urges Solutions
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addressed a crowd gathered downtown to protest racism, police violence and the killing of George Floyd.
Bottoms told demonstrators through a megaphone on Thursday that the country was in the midst of a movement, but they would have to articulate solutions, not just anger.
The mayor’s appearance came on the seventh straight night of protests in the city following Floyd's death in Minnesota. Police Chief Erika Shields also attended the protest.
When the first night of protests on Friday turned violent, an impassioned Bottoms told vandals that they were disgracing the city. She told the crowd on Thursday that they “matter” to her.