Eight protesters in support of Palestine were arrested on Friday while demonstrating near Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead.
Dozens of protesters had congregated outside the mall until Atlanta Police officers began asking the group to disperse. According to reports, the majority of the group left while the eight protesters who refused to leave were subsequently arrested.
The protesters, who reportedly marched from the Lenox MARTA station down Peachtree Road, shouted “From the sea to the river, Palestine will live forever.”
In an official statement given to media, the Atlanta Police Department said: “APD continues to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of shoppers, visitors, and demonstrators, and to uphold the law and protect the right to free speech.”