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Atlanta Police Officers Fired After Tasing Two Students

HeadlineJun 01, 2020

In Atlanta, Georgia, two police officers have been fired for using “excessive force” after they tased two young black students in their car for allegedly violating the city’s curfew Saturday night. One officer smashed the window of the car they were in. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms condemned the attack. Mayor Bottoms also warned Atlanta residents this weekend of the additional health risks of protesting during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week, because there’s still a pandemic in America that’s killing Black and Brown people at higher numbers.”

Protests also took place around the world, including in Britain, Germany and New Zealand. In Spain, solidarity protests were limited to 10 people due to coronavirus restrictions.

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