USA: Hundreds rally in NAACP-led protest after fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks

Protesters joined a rally organised by the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) to march against police brutality and racism in Atlanta on Monday, following the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks in that city on Friday night. Demonstrators were seen chanting slogans out loud such as «No Justice, no peace» as they marched towards the Georgia State Capitol building. The march took place one day after the autopsy of 27-year old Brooks revealed he was shot twice in the back and died from organ injuries and blood loss. Brooks was allegedly found asleep in his car at a Wendy's drive-through on Friday. According to authorities, Brooks failed a sobriety test, a struggle broke out and he took one of the officers' tasers before running away. Atlanta's police chief Erika Shields resigned in the wake of the shooting, while the officer alleged to have shot Brooks, Garret Rolfe, was fired, and the other officer at the scene, Devin Bronsan, has been assigned administrative duties. Anti-racism demonstrations have been taking place across the world following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis on May 25.

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