Two police cars damaged
(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.”
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.
GCPD respects our citizen’s right to protest. The safety of all involved is our primary concern. We will not tolerate protesters getting on or attempting to block traffic on the interstate. If protesters proceed onto the interstate they will be arrested. pic.twitter.com/dUaMISzwj9
— Gwinnett County Police (@GwinnettPd) May 31, 2020
There is an increased police presence at Sugarloaf Mills Mall as we assist visitors leaving. Sugarloaf Mills Mall has closed early for the evening. pic.twitter.com/yM5JiHwAjj
— Gwinnett County Police (@GwinnettPd) May 30, 2020