Atlanta mayor makes emotional plea to protesters: This is chaos | USA TODAY

Atlanta mayor makes emotional plea to protesters: This is chaos  | USA TODAY 1

 

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms had an emotional message for violent protesters who brought 'chaos' to her city.
RELATED: George Floyd death protesters spread violence, destruction across U.S. cities

The demonstrations in Atlanta were among a wide variety of protests in cities across the country Friday night, sparked by outrage over the death of George Floyd. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested Friday, days after video circulated of him holding his knee to George Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes before Floyd died.

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77 Comments on "Atlanta mayor makes emotional plea to protesters: This is chaos | USA TODAY"

  1. Voting has not made a difference in decades. I don’t agree with the burning of local businesses, but something has to change in America

  2. Entirely Indifferent | May 30, 2020 at 3:13 PM | Reply

    Aunt Tammie? “If you ain’t rioting you ain’t black” – Biden

    • ikechi music | May 30, 2020 at 8:15 PM | Reply

      Entirely Indifferent lol

    • @C P Biden eventually apologizes for everything that’s ever come out of his mouth.

    • Kingdom Come | May 30, 2020 at 9:51 PM | Reply

      You are focused on the wrong thing. It was not a riot, it was a protest. A few bad actors may have acted questionably but that’s all. In Hong Kong, labeled a protest, correct? Was it violent? Did they cause property damage? Even the president and all the news outlets called it a protest not a riot. whos properties were they destroying? Say it with me, P R O T E S T.

    • Entirely Indifferent But yet you’re snide remark still doesn’t cover the issues that Americans face. Here you are taught to be decisive and won’t even listen to the voices of your fellow Americans. It’s disgusting and unpatriotic.

    • Mr. Kazu Premium Fantasy China was consistently praised by Trump at the start of the pandemic, so maybe if Trump listened to his outstanding American intelligence agencies, the same ones he has said he doesn’t believe over Putin (on camera), then maybe this could’ve been prevented. Your antisemitism of “global elites controlling the media narrative” is tired.

  3. We need an active National Unified Organization that solely investigates Police Officers 👮‍♀️

    Not Internal Affairs

    • Rob Curedale | May 30, 2020 at 7:53 PM | Reply

      @Doug ShawYour sunglasses don’t fool anyone officer.

    • I’mBill Sull | May 30, 2020 at 7:54 PM | Reply

      How about everyone just obeys the law?

    • Yousavedbro Heaven Bound | May 30, 2020 at 7:54 PM | Reply

      Run to Jesus not to do evil.EVEN GEORGE SAID IN A VIDEO HE MADE YOUTH ARE ON THE WRONG PATH. GO WITH GOD AND GO UP OR YOU’RE GOING DOWN. Check the flow. 🔥
      https://youtu.be/vBRlYAiUOj4

      Jesus loves You Jesus is the Prince of Peace God knows many of you are wounded which is why Jesus Christ was wounded for our transgressions. casting all your cares upon God for he cares for you. I know what it’s like to hurt I know what it’s like for Jesus to hit on me. I know what it’s like to be stressed I know what it’s like to experience Jesus Christ Prince of Peace.

      JesUSAves

    • We have the CDC, this is a public health problem, we need to track and hold account of the effect of police brutality. Y35.91, Legal intervention, means unspecified, law enforcement official injured.

    • databang

      We need better oversight over the Police.

      Not Police investigating their own

  4. They have been voting,this is the results!!!

    • Yousavedbro Heaven Bound | May 30, 2020 at 7:57 PM | Reply

      yes to results as they keep voting in the same diabolical left his people who exploit pain and colour. Who do not truly seek God for the welfare of the communities if you look around at the states that are the worst ran their ran by Jesus Christ hating leftist. Most poverty most crime are in these godless States

      Run to Jesus not to do evil.EVEN GEORGE SAID IN A VIDEO HE MADE YOUTH ARE ON THE WRONG PATH. GO WITH GOD AND GO UP OR YOU’RE GOING DOWN. Check the flow. 🔥
      https://youtu.be/vBRlYAiUOj4

      Jesus loves You Jesus is the Prince of Peace God knows many of you are wounded which is why Jesus Christ was wounded for our transgressions. casting all your cares upon God for he cares for you. I know what it’s like to hurt I know what it’s like for Jesus to hit on me. I know what it’s like to be stressed I know what it’s like to experience Jesus Christ Prince of Peace.

      JesUSAves

    • Agree. This is the result of voting for Trump. You voted a racist president, you got division.

  5. isn't what it is ! | May 30, 2020 at 3:55 PM | Reply

    Lies same old same old the revolution will not go the way you want it to her way is broken

    • Actually Martin Luther King accomplished a lot doing it his way. If he wasn’t assassinated imagine how much more he could’ve accomplished. Violence makes people tribal and pick sides. Though burning police cars and the police station makes more of a statement than stealing TV’s from Target.

  6. Arkadiusz Kwiecien | May 30, 2020 at 4:01 PM | Reply

    Let the police go home or go to jail.

  7. John Philip | May 30, 2020 at 4:08 PM | Reply

    Interesting that your title showed her plea as, “Go home!”, earlier today. Why did you change it?

  8. Frank Vrooman | May 30, 2020 at 4:10 PM | Reply

    Change the local government. Demand transparency & accountability from your local law enforcement.

    • Let’s boat out millionaire politicians lifelong politicians and bring in real life working people white yellow black brown don’t matter let’s start over

    • @Rick Crain people are not saying that because this is not the first time white cops have lynched a black man. And it will not be the last. Look up the Tulsa massacre sometime.

    • Nnedi Samuels-Ogele | May 30, 2020 at 9:14 PM | Reply

      Frank Vrooman , No kidding. What else you recommend?

  9. Thulsa Doom | May 30, 2020 at 4:11 PM | Reply

    They’re so disconnected they can’t even go and talk directly to these communities

    • LaKaine Williams | May 30, 2020 at 4:54 PM | Reply

      @Paco Seagle EXACTLY!!! not to mentioned she might get hurt plus being a political figure she would bare the brunt of their anger

    • Did you even listen to what she said? She knows very well what is going on, and it makes her mad. She is connected quite well.

    • ScootMagoot46 | May 30, 2020 at 7:07 PM | Reply

      She’s an establishment puppet politician. A neoliberal… not that unlike republicans.

    • I agree get these millionaires out of their put working people in there

    • Stalin Steel | May 30, 2020 at 8:00 PM | Reply

      @LaKaine Williams Then she should’ve done her job better, MLK wouldn’t support this but Malcolm X sure would have.

  10. Vernon Rumphrey | May 30, 2020 at 4:27 PM | Reply

    I agree with her and she is completely right your not protesting your out there stealing.

    • Kingdom Come | May 30, 2020 at 9:01 PM | Reply

      @Ezra Alem You are focused on the wrong thing. It was not a riot, it was a protest. A few bad actors may have acted questionably but that’s all. In Hong Kong, labeled a protest, correct? Was it violent? Did they cause property damage? Even the president and all the news outlets called it a protest not a riot. whos properties were they destroying? Say it with me, P R O T E S T.

    • Kingdom Come | May 30, 2020 at 9:02 PM | Reply

      @Vernon Rumphrey You are focused on the wrong thing. It was not a riot, it was a protest. A few bad actors may have acted questionably but that’s all. In Hong Kong, labeled a protest, correct? Was it violent? Did they cause property damage? Even the president and all the news outlets called it a protest not a riot. whos properties were they destroying? Say it with me, P R O T E S T.

    • Kingdom Come | May 30, 2020 at 9:07 PM | Reply

      @Yousavedbro Heaven Bound First of all the scripture stuff is irrelevant, because the scriptures didn’t stop cops or white people with guns and hatred in their heart from murdering black people.

    • Kingdom Come | May 30, 2020 at 9:10 PM | Reply

      @UCkoNMZUI3D6_fPR3dOeH9Jg Oh and let’s not forget the stealing of land, natural resources, culture and lives. Wait and who are the biggest thieves in the world? The ones who steal all of the above.

    • BOTW 1 hour maker | May 30, 2020 at 10:56 PM | Reply

      @Kingdom Come that maybe ur definition of protest but why harming think people might need, yes understand the main is becauses of police abusing there power to difference race however destruction of thinks that isn’t involved with the main cause or peoples who work hard on trying to live there life isn’t right. U guys might think it’s just buildings but we have families that needed stuff in order to survive this life.

  11. She is 100% right. I’m proud someone has the guts to tell the truth. I hope it doesn’t fall on deaf ears.

    • @JamesAllmond right…..if those naughty protesters keep it up ….shes going to get the chief there to put them in ” time out” and ground them for a week….yep! That will show them !…..l bet they will see this and just drop the rocks and bottles and do as she says…..dont you?…..

    • The desire for those jordans is too strong than to listen to her.

      The j force is too strong, can’t stop dreaming about them.

    • @JamesAllmond “he was a good boy”

    • Kingdom Come | May 30, 2020 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      @ScootMagoot46 I agree completely. Terrible acting job. Yes go vote in November for more of the same thing.

    • Kingdom Come | May 30, 2020 at 10:02 PM | Reply

      @Bruse Lhee So what you are saying is that’s what all of those people were doing? This is funny to you? A people in turmoil, that’s your best humanistic response?

  12. What you guys don’t understand is a lot of the small business’s dropped their insurance because their business were closed from covid
    Now you just destroyed someone’s whole life saving
    Target and all the big location have plenty of cash
    They are just going reopen! Just not in your neighborhoods, your neighborhoods are going to suffer more from it

    • Good comment

    • Kingdom Come | May 30, 2020 at 8:23 PM | Reply

      You are speculating. Did you drop your insurance on your car because you are not going to work because of covid? With a closed business it would make more sense to have your insurance. Take a lesson from world war II. The white people tore down damn near the whole world, their world to accomplish what they wanted. It’s ok if there are some short term losers, as long as our race has a victory. Black man or woman up. This is not a time for the feign of heart. Wake up, its happening almost every day. They can’t be allowed to be accustomed to us getting murdered in broad daylight in our daily living. The insurance of small business owners is the least right now. Adjust your focus and fix your mouth to speak like a person of an at risk race.

    • Kingdom Come my guy I came from 4 years of war in Bosnia genocide because I’m Muslim
      Your mind set is destroying everything
      The insurance thing is a fact! A lot of business owners took off their insurance since they got placed on lock down thinking they are safe
      Just to get looted and destroyed over something you had nothing do with or most cases supported the protest at first

    • Nnedi Samuels-Ogele | May 30, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply

      Kingdom Come , Well done.
      This person complaining about small businesses not having insurance. Black Americans can’t drive to their local grocery store without a cop trailing behind them, then to be stopped “for driving black.”
      Here’s two of the issues, police brutality and racial inequalities.

    • @Jo Jo mayor was talking about black owned businesses you troll.

  13. First your stores then your homes, we getta stop this before our loved ones got hurt

    • Kingdom Come | May 30, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      The loved ones are getting killed my friend and its been going on for hundreds of years without a fight back. Its time to explore different options. I rather die fighting for a cause than with a knee or boot on my neck after submitting.

    • Kingdom Come | May 30, 2020 at 9:45 PM | Reply

      @DankNDoughnuts You’re not supposed to advertise that.

    • Kingdom Come | May 30, 2020 at 9:46 PM | Reply

      @Landbergaren The world as we know it was won by guns.

    • Kingdom Come | May 30, 2020 at 9:49 PM | Reply

      @Tou Vang If what spills to your neighborhood, a protest? Who are you going to start killing?

    • Landbergaren | May 30, 2020 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      @Kingdom Come only parts of the world. Mostly Africa and the middle east. Still being formed with guns. Perhaps you could find a home there since you seam to like the result of guns vs democracy.

  14. MikeCharlieAlpha | May 30, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Reply

    They aren’t protestors.

    They’re rioters

    • Stalin Steel | May 30, 2020 at 7:58 PM | Reply

      Like Hong Kong?

    • Gladiator Spear | May 30, 2020 at 8:14 PM | Reply

      Arrest the 4 cops that killed Floyd and charge them for murder. Than maybe protest will lighten up.
      Also no more police putting there knees or any police body part on a persons NECK. Should be new police policy

    • CEO of heaven | May 30, 2020 at 8:53 PM | Reply

      Gladiator Spear You’re not smart enough to make that decision

    • Kingdom Come | May 30, 2020 at 9:52 PM | Reply

      You are focused on the wrong thing. It was not a riot, it was a protest. A few bad actors may have acted questionably but that’s all. In Hong Kong, labeled a protest, correct? Was it violent? Did they cause property damage? Even the president and all the news outlets called it a protest not a riot. whos properties were they destroying? Say it with me, P R O T E S T.

    • Kingdom Come | May 30, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      @CEO of heaven That’s it, that’s your intelligent response?

  15. Wrong ! You should pleaded for cops to patrol with love and compassion.

  16. Chris Andrews | May 30, 2020 at 7:21 PM | Reply

    “show up at the polls”
    well, i wanted bernie sanders, but got “you ain’t black” biden,
    wow, such representation

  17. Not above your Oath of Office.
    When you take that Office, that is above all else.

  18. And vote for who? Crime-bill salesman Joe Biden? There’s no choice for justice in November.

  19. Chaos? The fact that innocent lives are taken everyday.. THATS chaos

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