Official Statement Regarding May 29 Protest in Downtown Atlanta


Atlanta News

May 30,2020

Media Contacts

Wilma Sothern, Vice President of Marketing
(404) 862-7898, wilmas@atlantadowntown.com

Paige Sullivan, Marketing Manager
(770) 688-5689, psullivan@atlantadowntown.com

 

Last night, citizens gathered in Downtown Atlanta for a protest in response to the murder of George Floyd. Demonstrations unfortunately resulted in significant damage to property, especially throughout the Centennial Park District. We are broken-hearted that our neighborhood sustained so much destruction but are relieved that widespread recovery efforts are well underway—and that, despite many broken windows, there were no significant injuries.

Downtown Atlanta has a long history of serving as the City’s nexus of civic activity, a place where citizens can exercise their rights of free speech and assembly. While last night’s activity is discouraging to those who call Downtown home, be they residents, business operators, or property owners, this community is marked by resilience, will persevere, and will continue its important function as a site of safe, peaceful community gathering.

Please support us from a distance while we repair the heart of Atlanta.

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About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 250 members. Its mission is to champion a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable. | www.atlantadowntown.com