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Atlanta Protester: ‘Look At The White Girl Trying To Burn Down A Wendy’s. This Wasn’t Us!’


Atlanta Protester: ‘Look At The White Girl Trying To Burn Down A Wendy’s. This Wasn’t Us!’

A young white woman was caught on video participating in setting a Wendy’s on fire in Atlanta on Saturday night following a deadly-officer involved shooting 24 hours earlier.

Protesters were out on the streets as early as 7 a.m. Saturday, about eight hours after 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Wendy’s located along University Avenue late Friday night.

The killing of Brooks sparked a new wave of protests in Atlanta, where demonstrations following the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis had largely simmered down.

Fox5 Atlanta reporter Alex Whittler shared a video of the Wendy’s just before it was set on fire showing multiple vandals breaking windows and a white woman who appears to be helping set the building on fire.

The video shows the woman lighting what appears to be a small can of hair spray on fire, using it as a blowtorch while holding a bottle of an unknown liquid.

She appears to light the blowtorch again near the front door of the Wendy’s before the video cuts out.

In a second video shot from a different angle, the same woman appears to be pouring some type of accelerant into the building from a broken window.

“Look at this white girl look at the white girl trying to set shit on fire,” says a protester filming the unfolding scene from a safe distance. “Look at the white girl trying to burn down a Wendy’s. This wasn’t us. This wasn’t us.”

About thirty minutes later, the entire building was engulfed in flames.

It is unclear who else participated in vandalizing and setting the Wendy’s on fire.


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