Update: Gwinnett protests end peacefully

Two police cars damaged

Update

(Duluth, Georgia) Gwinnett Police together with community partners including the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, Gwinnett County Fire Department, the City of Lawrenceville Police Department and Sugarloaf Mills Mall Security have announced that the protests at Sugarloaf Mills Mall have ended peacefully tonight.

GCPD reports that at  4:30 pm groups of peaceful protesters began to gather at Sugarloaf Mills Mall.  Management proactively chose to close the mall and visitors dispersed as crowds of protestors swelled to several hundred. Gwinnett Police responded and while the majority of the protesters were reportedly peaceful and law-abiding, four people were arrested. Two police cars were damaged, but no injuries to police officers or civilians and no damage was reported to private businesses.

“We are thankful that our community could come together tonight to express their feelings and concerns in a peaceful manner,” GCPD public information officer Ashley M. Wilson said in a press release. “Citizens can expect an increased police presence throughout the county tonight.”

Initial Story

The Gwinnett County Police Department announced that it has responded to protesters in and around the area of Sugarloaf Mills Mall in Duluth.

Details to follow.

 

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