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  • ALL OF THIS IS TAKING PLACE

  • AGAIN AS POLICE TRIED TO CLEAR

  • THE STREETS.

  • >> OVERNIGHT, ACROSS THE

  • COUNTRY, THE CALLS FOR JUSTICE

  • ARE GROWING MORE INTENSE.

  • IN ATLANTA, WHERE PROTESTERS

  • FILLED THE STREETS, SMOKE

  • BILLOWED INTO THE SKY AS A

  • POLICE CAR WENT UP IN FLAMES.

  • NEARBY, CROWDS SET THEIR SIGHTS

  • ON THE CNN CENTER, VANDALIZING,

  • THEN BREAKING IN.

  • ALL THIS DESPITE AN IMPASSIONED

  • PLEA FROM ATLANTA'S MAYOR TO

  • STOP THE VIOLENCE.

  • >> GO HOME.

  • YOU'RE NOT HONORING A LEGACY OF

  • MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND THE

  • CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT.

  • IF YOU WANT CHANGE IN AMERICA,

  • GO AND REGISTER TO VOTE.

  • >> AS THE SUNSETS, THE

  • DESTRUCTION SPREADS.

  • >> THIS IS THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL

  • HALL OF FAME.

  • IT'S A POPULAR MUSEUM IN THE

  • HEART OF DOWNTOWN ATLANTA.

  • OVER HERE BEHIND ME, YOU CAN SEE

  • CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK.

  • THE HOME OF THE '96 OLYMPICS.

  • IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL, A

  • POLICE VEHICLE.

  • >> NEARBY, TWO CARS WERE ABLAZE

  • FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR AS

  • OFFICERS FIRED TEAR GAS WORKING

  • TO CLEAR THE AREA.

  • ALL JUST HOURS AFTER WHAT

  • STARTED AS A PEACEFUL PROTEST

  • OVER THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD.

  • HIS FINAL MOMENTS CAPTURED ON

  • VIDEO, AN OFFICER'S KNEE ON HIS

  • NECK.

  • >> WHEN YOU SAW THE VIDEO, WHAT

  • DID YOU THINK?

  • >> THAT COULD BE MY FATHER, THAT

  • COULD BE MY BROTHER THAT, COULD

  • BE ME.

  • IT JUST HAPPENED TOO MANY TIMES.

  • >> MORE TENSE CLASHES AROUND THE

  • COUNTRY, INCLUDING THIS STANDOFF

  • AT THE BARCLAYS CENTER IN

  • BROOKLYN, WHERE A POLICE CAR

  • BURNED AND OFFICERS PEPPER

  • SPRAYED THE CROWD.

  • >> DEMONSTRATIONS TURNED DEADLY

  • WHEN SOMEONE FIRED SHOTS INTO A

  • CROWD KILLING A 19-YEAR-OLD MAN.

  • POLICE WERE NOT INVOLVED.

  • >> IN LOUISVILLE, REELING OVER

  • THE DEATH OF 26-YEAR-OLD BRIANNA

  • TAYLOR KILLED BY POLICE OFFICERS

  • AS THEY SERVED A NARCOTICS

  • WARRANT.

  • >> DIRECTLY AT US.

  • >> NBC AFFILIATE REPORTER CAME

  • UNDER FIRE FROM POLICE.

  • >> SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA

  • PROTESTERS FLOODING A FREEWAY,

  • SMASHING WINDOWS WITH DRIVERS

  • STILL INSIDE BEFORE CLASHING

  • WITH POLICE.

  • AND CINCINNATI, WHERE PROTESTERS

  • STORMED THE AREA'S JUSTICE

  • CENTER.

  • CALLS FOR JUSTICE ECHOING

  • THROUGH CITY AFTER CITY WHILE,

  • AMID THE ESCALATING TENSIONS,

  • MANY ARE HOPING THE MESSAGE DOES

  • NOT GET LOST.

  • >> IT KEEPS HAPPENING.

  • NO MATTER WHAT'S DONE, NO MATTER

  • HOW MANY PROTEST, IT KEEPS

  • HAPPENING.

  • IT'S GETTING SEEN MORE.

  • >> Reporter: GUYS, OVERNIGHT, AS

  • WE WERE STANDING OUT HERE FOR

  • HOURS, WE DID SEE A NUMBER OF

  • PEOPLE GET ARRESTED.

  • AT LEAST TWO ARRESTS.

  • WE KNOW OF SEVERAL MORE THAT

  • HAPPENED OVERNIGHT.

  • I NEED TO PUT THIS INTO CONTEXT.

  • THE CITY OF ATLANTA, ESPECIALLY

  • THE MAYOR AND POLICE CHIEF,

  • HESITANT TO USE ANY SORT OF

  • CONFRONTATIONAL FORCE.

  • ATLANTA IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE

  • CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, THE HOME

  • OF THE PEACEFUL PROTEST.

  • DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WAS

  • BORN HERE.

  • YOU COULD HEAR THE PASSION IN

  • THE MAYOR'S VOICE WHEN SHE SPOKE

  • LAST NIGHT.

  • TAKE A LOOK.

  • >> WHEN I HEARD THERE WERE

  • RUMORS ABOUT VIOLENT PROTESTS IN

  • ATLANTA, I DID WHAT A MOTHER

  • WOULD DO.

  • I CALLED MY SON AND I SAID WHERE

  • ARE YOU?

  • I SAID, I CANNOT PROTECT YOU AND

  • BLACK BOYS SHOULDN'T BE OUT

  • TODAY.

  • >> Reporter: AND AS YOU HEARD

  • THE MAYOR AND SOME OF THE PEOPLE

ALL OF THIS IS TAKING PLACE

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