UNION CITY, Ga. — Some demonstrators tore up a street sign, spray-painted graffiti on government buildings and broke out a window at a jail at a protest over a police officer shooting in Union City.
WSB-TV reports the Wednesday gathering began peacefully as leaders from civil rights groups gathered to demand that Union City leaders speak with the family of 19-year-old Ariston Waiters. Authorities said an officer shot and killed Waiters this month after a call reporting a fight. Investigators said Waiters struggled with an officer.
WSB reports that demonstrators marched down the town’s main street, and someone spray-painted graffiti on the courthouse door and a sign in front of the Justice Center. A street sign, mailboxes and a flag from the post office were also damaged. Police said there were no arrests.