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Atlanta Protest Held In Response To Police Custody Death Of Minneapolis Man George Floyd

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This is insane. The violent arrest and tazing of two HBCU students has gone viral and the public is demanding answers. Local Atlanta news captured footage of Messiah Young and Taniyah Pilgrim being manhandled by authorities after 9 p.m. Saturday night.

Messiah, a Morehouse college student, and Taniyah, a Spelman student, were driving when police broke the windows of their car, dragged them out, and tazed them. Witnesses also said police slashed their vehicle’s tires.

It’s unclear if authorities were “enforcing the city-wide curfew” and/or just continuing to brutalize black bodies per the usual.

An AUC protest reportedly has been planned in response to Messiah and Taniyah’s arrests and a GoFundMe has been established.

Taniyah has reportedly been released and Messiah is still in police custody.

This story is still developing…

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