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Hundreds of Americans hold fresh protest after Dallas shooting

9 July 2016 12:59

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Hundreds of Americans have taken to the streets in Atlanta, Georgia in the wake of a deadly ambush in Dallas, Texas that killed 5 police officers and wounded seven more on Thursday.

The protesters were blocked by Georgia State Patrol Troopers from entering the Downtown Connector or I-75/85 at Williams Street on Friday.

“If you enter the highway, you endanger your own life, the lives of innocent motorists & the lives of our officers. We are better than that,” Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted Friday night.

The Georgia president of NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), Rev. Francys Johnson, addressed the protesters, saying that “the logical conclusion of racism is genocide.”

The protesters were chanting, “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it?” Now” and “Vote, vote, vote.”

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