Atlanta under curfew again until sunrise; MARTA suspends service


Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields announced Sunday that the city once again has a 9 p.m. curfew.

This is the second night of curfew for metro Atlanta, which has been rocked by protests this weekend following the death of George Floyd.

The curfew is set to last until sunrise Monday.

In accordance with the curfew, MARTA suspended all rail, bus and paratransit services at 9 p.m. Shuttle trains are available to transport patrons and essential employees north and southbound between Airport and College Park stations.

Numerous businesses and police cars were damaged after planned peaceful protests turned violent on Friday.

On Saturday, Gov. Brian Kemp deployed 1,500 National Guard troops to keep the peace, but protesters still clashed with authorities from metro Atlanta to Gainesville.

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