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Top Atlanta news: 2 officers fired after using stun guns in arrests during protests; curfew extended

Top Atlanta news: 2 officers fired after using stun guns in arrests during protests; curfew extended
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By Hoodline - Published on June 01, 2020.

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Atlanta.

2 officers fired after deploying stun guns in arrests during protests

Two Atlanta police officers who were captured on video forcibly pulling a pair of college students out of their car and placing them under arrest during protests Saturday night have been fired, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Sunday.

Read the full story on Fox News.

Atlanta curfew continued; MARTA suspends service

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields announced Sunday that the city once again had a 9 p.m. curfew in effect until sunrise Monday.

Read the full story on WSB-TV2.

Massive protests raise fears of new waves of virus outbreaks

Atlanta's mayor has a message for demonstrators: "If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week."

Read the full story on NBC LA.


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