The City of Stone Mountain last week issued a public warning about the planned demonstrations and asked locals to stay away.
DeKalb County’s longtime former sheriff is temporarily managing public safety operations in the small city of Stone Mountain.
Leaders of the small city sitting next to the world’s largest Confederate memorial, the site of recent protests against racism, say they “actively encourage peaceful protest in support of social justice.”
City of Stone Mountain officials are calling on Stone Mountain Park to shut down some of its entrances over worries that parkgoers are crowding city streets during the coronavirus pandemic.
Stone Mountain Mayor Patricia Wheeler announced recently that City Hall will be closed to in-person, public access starting Tuesday, March 17 , 2020 for at least two weeks - through March 30 - as a coronavirus protection.