USA: Protesters demand Atlanta Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks killed become 'peace centre'

Protesters marched through Atlanta on Saturday, ending their journey at the Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks was gunned down by a police officer in June. Chief among the protesters' demands was the transformation of the Wendy's into a 'peace centre' for the local community, which would provide services and support to residents. «We still demand that that Wendy's get turned over to the community, that the community gets a chance to make that centre a peace centre, to bring peace to our community, to bring resources to our community, to work with young people,» said one protest organiser. He added that whatever the Wendy's fate, it should «not turn back into something that has no meaning for the larger community around.» Rayshard Brooks was killed by a police officer on June 12, after officers responded to a call that he had fallen asleep at the restaurant's drive-through. Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms requested that the area, which has been the location of numerous protests, be cleared last Sunday, after an 8 year-old African American girl was shot and killed nearby.
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