College Football Hall of Fame Damaged in Protests After Death of George Floyd

Blake SchusterCorrespondent IIIMay 30, 2020

Wilson footballs are lined up on the field before an NCAA college football game between Auburn and Texas A&M Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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The College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta was damaged Friday night during protests over the death of George Floyd. 

The front windows were smashed, and some protesters were seen taking items from the building, according to Eric Stirgus of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.    

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Protests have taken place in cities across the United States after Floyd died in police custody Monday.

Derek Chauvin was fired from his job along with three other Minneapolis police officers after video surfaced of Chauvin holding his knee on Floyd's neck for close to nine minutes while Floyd told him he was in pain and couldn't breathe, per CNN.

On Friday, Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. The three officers with Chauvin have not been arrested or charged.

Demonstrations began in downtown Atlanta on Friday afternoon before moving toward the Hall of Fame, Centennial Park and the CNN Center.

The College Football Hall of Fame moved to Atlanta in 2014. It was formerly in South Bend, Indiana, from 1995 to 2012.

Numerous athletes, including LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick, have spoken out against the death of Floyd and called for an end to police brutality against people of color.


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