It was only a few days ago that Seattle authorities decided that they had had enough of the “CHOP”.
Formally known as the “Capital Hill Occupied Protest”, the small rebellion sought to create a sort fo hippy-dippy, no-cop six blocks right there in the heart of Seattle. Protesters were able to hold the area for several weeks before shootings within the CHOP forced police to move in to keep the peace.
In Atlanta, Georgia, a Wendy’s restaurant-turned-protest venue is now facing a similar fate.
After a night of a dozen shootings, including one in which an 8-year-old girl was killed, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Sunday said protesters could no longer occupy the Wendy’s where a police officer shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last month.
The girl, identified by police as Secoriea Turner, was killed not far from the scene where Brooks was shot on June 12, Atlanta’s Fox 5 reported, citing police.
Police said Turner was riding in a car with her mother and another adult when a group fired multiple times at the vehicle, hitting the girl.
In another part of the city, an illegal car party ended in gunfire on Saturday night after one vehicle struck another and the drivers escalated to altercation.
Madam Mayor was not thrilled.
“Now we are demanding action for Secoriea Turner, and all other people who were shot in Atlanta last night,” Bottoms said during a Sunday-night news conference. “Enough is enough. If you want people to take us seriously and you don’t want us to lose this movement, we can’t lose each other.”