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Georgia cities see protests against police brutality

June 2, 2020

Rome News-Tribune

Several Georgia cities saw protests against police brutality and racial injustice over the weekend. In some areas officials imposed nightly curfews and Gov. Brian Kemp ordered National Guard members to help quell bouts of property destruction.

Atlanta mayor to U.S. Congress: city needs more federal aid

June 1, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Friday that Atlanta needed more federal financial aid beyond the $88 million the city is receiving under the CARES act to soften the economic blow from COVID-19.

Who is Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms?

June 1, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Bottoms, the city’s 60th mayor, has been in office since 2018. In 2017, she won a runoff election for mayor against fellow Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood.

Metro Atlanta police prepare for protests targeting retail locations

June 1, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Lawrenceville Mayor David Still told the city’s Facebook followers that police are preparing for the potential of activity to crop up Sunday and into Monday. While Lawrenceville supports the right to protest, Still said those gatherings “must be peaceful and respectful.”

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