Protesters in Atlanta, where a black man was slain by police, set fire to a Wendy’s restaurant where a black man was shot by police.

Iran PressAmerica: Protesters shut down a major highway in Atlanta on Saturday and set fire to a Wendy’s restaurant where a black man was shot by police as he tried to escape arrest, an incident caught on video, and fueled more nationwide demonstrations.

Other demonstrators marched onto Interstate-75, stopping traffic before police used a line of squad cars to hold them back.

This is while, earlier in the day, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said that she had accepted the prompt resignation of police chief Erika Shields over the death on Friday night of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks at the Wendy’s.

Authorities have not yet released the names of the two officers involved in the shooting, both of whom were white.

Street protests broke out in Atlanta on Saturday near the scene of the shooting, with more than 100 people calling for the officers to be charged criminally in the case.

The demonstrations in the US are the result of anger over the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, who was killed by a white police officer while being arrested.

Floyd's neck and chest were pressed to the ground by policemen for nearly nine minutes, despite the victim's pleas that he could not breathe. 104/207

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