USA: Peaceful Atlanta protest demands 'justice for Rayshard Brooks'

The family and friends of Rayshard Brooks, a black man who was killed by police officers last week, marched peacefully through Atlanta on Monday, denouncing police brutality and racism. The marchers exhibited numerous placards commemorating Brooks and denouncing police brutality and racism. «The killing must stop, and it must stop now. We demand that it stops, and we won't stop until the police reform, all over this country. And we need a national database of all these killer-cops. Every one of them, a national database, so they can't be fired and just get a job somewhere else,» said one protester. 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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