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In Atlanta, two people were killed in firing during protests

Two people were killed and five wounded in the shooting incident in Atlanta in the U.S. state of Georgia, informs television channel Fox with reference to the police.

According to police, unknown persons opened fire from a car near Edgewood in East Atlanta around 6 PM on Saturday. Two people were killed, five were wounded and were taken to the hospital in serious condition, say police. There is an investigation of the incident.

On Saturday in Atlanta the protests began after the death of 27-year-old African-American Rashard Brooks, wounded during the arrest police on Friday. As reported by the police, the police on Friday evening got a call from the complaints that the car in which slept the man, blocked part of the playgrounds at fast food restaurant Wendy's. They found out that Brooks was drunk, and tried to detain him, but he grabbed the security officer has a Taser and tried to escape. A police officer shot the man, Brooks died in a hospital after surgery. The chief of police of Atlanta Eric shields after the incident has resigned.

Protesters on Saturday torched cars, smashed Windows and blocked roads. The Atlanta police to disperse protesters with tear gas.

Earlier, the cities of the US, a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled the three of us, and one of them was African-American with a knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. One police officer was charged with murder, three others of aiding and abetting the murder.