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A Weekend Of Peaceful Protests With No Arrests In Atlanta

A woman rises a fist in solidarity to Demonstrators protesting across the street from a Confederate memorabilia store, Friday, June 5.
A woman rises a fist in solidarity to Demonstrators protesting across the street from a Confederate memorabilia store, Friday, June 5.
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Updated at 9:11 p.m. on Sunday. 

Demonstrations took place in metro-Atlanta Sunday for the 10th day in a row in protest of racism and police brutality, sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

The “City Too Busy To Hate” continued its streak of peaceful protests with Atlanta Police Department reporting zero arrests for the entire weekend.

A planned 8 p.m. curfew was lifted on Saturday by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms after protests on Friday went on without incident. This city announced Sunday that there would also be no curfew enforced.

The weekend’s eased demonstrations were a welcome reprieve from heightened tensions between protesters and law enforcement after riot police used tear gas to disperse crowds earlier in the week.

Protesters pause in a moment of silence during a march Saturday, June 6, 2020, in downtown Atlanta. Demonstrations continue across the United States in protest of racism and police brutality, sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
Protesters pause in a moment of silence during a march Saturday, June 6, 2020, in downtown Atlanta. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

Atlanta Congressman John Lewis visited Washington D.C.’s newly-named “Black Lives Matter Plaza” Sunday. According to D.C.’s Fox-5 TV news station, the Civil Rights leader said the protests are very moving — and sending a strong message to the rest of the world.

At Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR paused before Sunday’s Cup race to acknowledge the nationwide protests, in a remarkable moment for the sport with its roots in the South and one-time embrace of Confederate symbols.

Bubba Wallace (43) wears a "I Can't Breath, Black Lives Matter" shirt before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Hampton, Ga.
Bubba Wallace (43) wears a “I Can’t Breath, Black Lives Matter” shirt before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)