ATLANTA — Protests and rallies continue across the nation, including in Atlanta.
The death of George Floyd, the Minnesota man who died after a Minneapolis Police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes while Floyd was handcuffed on the ground and called for help, sparked a wave of continuous demonstrations across the United States, including here in Atlanta, as Americans from all walks of life denounced the officer's actions and demanded immediate changes to policing.
For several nights in a row, protesters had to abide by a curfew within the City of Atlanta. But on Saturday and Sunday, the curfew was lifted. Police made no protest-related arrests on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday according to information shared by the Atlanta Police Department.
Centennial Olympic Park has been the hub of the largest of the demonstrations, but several others have sprung up across metro Atlanta.
11Alive will provide updates on the demonstration throughout the night and will update this story as they develop.
7: 20 PM - A group of girls is spotted at a protest holding a "Black Lives Matter" sign.
6:06 PM - 11Alive's Hope Ford sees protesters at the State Capitol.
5:30 P.M. - Gov. Brian Kemp says the State of Emergency for the Georgia National Guard at protests will expire tonight. He issued the following statement:
“I greatly appreciate the men and women of the Georgia National Guard, state and local law enforcement, and all first responders who kept Georgians safe and ensured peaceful demonstrations across our great state. This coordinated team worked tirelessly to protect communities, businesses, and everyone exercising their Constitutional rights. Given the success of this partnership and after several discussions with public safety officials and community leaders, my executive orders authorizing a State of Emergency and mobilizing Georgia National Guard troops will expire at 11:59 PM tonight. Moving forward, we will continue to monitor activity around the state and remain prepared to respond if necessary.“
2 P.M. - A group gathers at the Fulton County Courthouse demanding justice for Jamarion Robinsion. In 2016, He was shot 59 times by law enforcement officers, leaving over 70 bullet wounds. Watch a short recap of the case below.