Violent Protests After GA Student is Killed by Police

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Anger over the police shooting of a Pride Alliance leader at Georgia Tech turned violent Monday night, as protesters who had attended a vigil on the campus set a police car ablaze, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Two police officers received minor injuries. Three people were arrested and charged with inciting a riot and battery of an officer. It was not immediately clear if they were students at Tech. The parents of Scout Schultz, who was killed by police, released a statement calling for calm. “We ask that those who wish to protest Scout’s death do so peacefully. Answering violence with violence is not the answer,” they said.

The evening began with a peaceful vigil to remember Schultz, a 21-year-old engineering student who was gunned down by campus police late Saturday night. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing the case. Monday night, Georgia Tech tweeted that students should “shelter in place” due to “violent protests on campus.” Officers from the Atlanta Police and nearby Georgia State University were called in to to assist Georgia Tech police.

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