The Governor of Georgia introduced a state of emergency and activated the national guard because of the riots
The Governor of the state of Georgia in the United States Brian Kemp on Monday declared a state of emergency in the city of Atlanta, which does not stop riots.
"Today the Governor Kemp issued a decree which declares a state of emergency throughout Georgia and authorizes the entry of up to 1,000 National guard troops of Georgia," - said in a statement on the website of the Governor.
According to Kemp, in the state for several weeks continued unrest and violence, which only increases. So, said the Governor, over the weekend as a result of shooting incidents 30 people were injured, five of whom died.
"This lawlessness must be stopped, and order in our capital has been restored. I declared a state of emergency and called the Georgia guard, because the safety of our citizens comes first. This measure would allow the troops to protect state property and direct law enforcement officers to patrol our streets. The conversation will be hard. We must protect the lives and livelihoods of all residents of the state", - quotes the statement quoted the Governor.
Media noted that the Democrat mayor of Atlanta keisha lance bottoms refused to ask for help of the national guard and she did this Republican Governor.
In Atlanta the protests began because of the death in mid-June, African-American Rashard Brooks with the arrest by the police. Brooks, who in a drunken state slept in the Parking lot of the fast food restaurant, was detained by the police, but began to resist, pulled out a COP's Taser and tried to escape. Police officer Garrett, Rolf opened fire. Brooks died in the hospital. Prosecutors accuse Rolf, who had previously dismissed from the police force, on 11 counts, including murder.