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Atlanta anti-police riots hurt downtown businesses, workers’ wallets, employees say
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Anti-police protests that turned violent in downtown Atlanta on Saturday night impacted business and took money away from workers, according to some who work in the city.
Masked activists dressed in all black threw rocks and lit fireworks in front of a skyscraper that houses the Atlanta Police Foundation, shattering large glass windows. They then lit a police cruiser on fire, smashed more windows and vandalized walls with anti-police graffiti as stunned tourists scattered.
Caution tape was also wrapped around several buildings, including a Wells Fargo location that suffered several broken windows, photos at the scene showed.
Lillian Copeland, who was working at a nearby restaurant that was forced to close during the violent protest, told WSB-TV that the chaos interrupted what was supposed to be a busy night and hurt her wallet.
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