November 25, 2014 - Several thousand demonstrators last night took to Atlanta's streets to protest a St. Louis grand jury's decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Local authorities arrested several-dozen protesters — including some who blocked the Downtown connector and others who destroyed property — during more than seven hours of protests. Two journalists working to cover the events, including CL freelance reporter John Ruch, were among those arrested over the course of the evening.
The two large demonstrations, one drawing thousands to Underground Atlanta and another zigzagging across Downtown, were mostly peaceful. Nearly 3,000 protesters initially descended upon Downtown for a peaceful "community speakout" organized by the same group behind a massive Aug. 18 protest about Brown's killing. Last night's four-hour event featured activist speeches, artistic performances, and numerous moments of silence for Brown.
Justin Timberlake brought his 20/20 Experience Tour back to Georgia for a second time performing to a sold out crowd at Gwinnett Arena. The Tour has been on the road for 2 years and this was his last show of 2014. Timberlake and his band The Tennessee Kids played an almost 3 hour long and two set concert that covered 32 of his songs.