Protesters march through downtown Atlanta

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A Black Lives Matter protest drew several dozen people to Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta Saturday evening. The group gathered in the park, then began marching through the area. At times, the protesters were walking in the downtown streets.

That led to confrontations between the protesters and some drivers. One driver was angered after his car was damaged during one of those confrontations. Atlanta police are investigating the circumstances that led to the damage to the vehicle.



The evening march came hours after a small group of protesters marched through Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park neighborhoods at midday Saturday. The group "Rise Up Georgia" organized the event that the group described as a "silent march".

Organizers said the march was intended to call attention to issues including police brutality and the criminalization of African-American neighborhoods.



A couple of dozen people took part in the march, which lasted a little more than an hour. The protest remained peaceful.