June 13 Black Lives Matter protests

By Joshua Berlinger, Brett McKeehan, Peter Wilkinson, Emma Reynolds, Melissa Macaya and Amir Vera, CNN

Updated 1116 GMT (1916 HKT) June 14, 2020
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11:51 p.m. ET, June 13, 2020

Protesters in Washington DC march onto a highway

From CNN's Brian Todd and Kevin Bohn

A small group of protesters tonight marched from the Lafayette Square area, near the White House, through downtown Washington D.C. and then onto a highway that runs from the city to Northern Virginia.

The demonstrators could be seen on video from CNN affiliate WJLA marching out of DC, using both the incoming and outgoing lanes of highway Interstate 395.

The group was peaceful and music blared as they marched. At one point, protesters and medics kneeled on the highway. 

Police cars were seen following the protesters from a distance, but demonstrators were allowed to continue on their way. 

A separate group of protesters did a similar thing on the same highway, slightly further north. 

There were a few protests in DC throughout Saturday, but they did not draw major crowds.

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11:23 p.m. ET, June 13, 2020

Atlanta Fire Department says crews are waiting until they can safely get to the fire at Wendy's

From CNN’s Joe Sutton 

The Atlanta Fire Department is standing by, waiting to safely access the fire burning at the Wendy’s restaurant where a black man was shot dead on Friday night.

"#Atlanta Fire units are standing by until they can safely get to the fire burning at Wendy’s (125 University Ave). Restaurant is fully involved and adjacent to a gas station. No reports of anyone inside the location," the Atlanta Fire Department tweeted.   

11:18 p.m. ET, June 13, 2020

Protesters gather outside Atlanta Police 3rd Precinct 

A group of protesters has gathered outside the Atlanta Police 3rd Precinct near Grant Park, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. 

11:53 p.m. ET, June 13, 2020

Protesters have turned out in Taiwan in support of the Black Lives Matter movement

A rally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement took place in Taiwan on Saturday, local time.

The organizers also used the march to bring attention to discrimination happening within Taiwan against indigenous groups.

A woman wipes her tears while attending a Black Lives Matter rally in Taipei, Taiwan, on June 13.
A woman wipes her tears while attending a Black Lives Matter rally in Taipei, Taiwan, on June 13. Ann Wang/Reuters

11:15 p.m. ET, June 13, 2020

Atlanta Fire crews not entering Wendy's at this time

From CNN's Melissa Alonso

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Firefighters are not going into the Wendy's restaurant which is on fire, Sgt. Cortez Stafford, Atlanta Fire Rescue's Public Information Officer has said.

Rayshard Brooks was shot by police on Friday near the Wendy's.

Stafford said the fire is in the dinning room and spreading through the drive-thru window.

Protesters are still in the streets and around the Wendy's, making it hard to access the fire. Crews are monitoring the situation to make sure no other structures are impacted, Stafford says. 

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11:06 p.m. ET, June 13, 2020

Atlanta Police Chief says she stepped aside out of "a deep and abiding love for this city and this department"

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields.
Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields.  Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields has released a statement explaining why she stepped down from her role after a black man was shot dead by an officer.

In a statement released Saturday, Shields said:

"For more than two decades, I have served alongside some of the finest men and women in the Atlanta Police Department (APD).
Out of a deep and abiding love for this city and this department, I offered to step aside as police chief.
APD has my full support, and Mayor Bottoms has my support on the future direction of this department.
I have faith in the Mayor, and it is time for the city to move forward and build trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve."

Earlier, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Shields had offered to step aside. Bottoms said this was Shields' decision, and that she will remain with the city in an undetermined role. 

11:02 p.m. ET, June 13, 2020

Georgia Governor releases a statement on the shooting of Rayshard Brooks

From CNN’s Joe Sutton

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a statement earlier this evening via Twitter regarding the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks.

The Governor tweeted that an investigation had been launched into the conduct of the police officers whose actions led to the death of the 27-year-old.

10:31 p.m. ET, June 13, 2020

Flames and smoke seen from inside Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta

From CNN's Melissa Alonso

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The Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was shot by police Friday is on fire. 

Flames and black smoke can be seen coming from the windows of the restaurant. in Atlanta.

Several small fires are also visible around the edge of the parking lot. 

10:17 p.m. ET, June 13, 2020

An Atlanta highway is shut down after protesters march onto it

From CNN's Melissa Alonso

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Protesters have marched onto the Interstate 85 and Interstate 75 connector in Atlanta and dozens of police vehicles have lined the highway.

The interstate has been shut down.

Not far away, a fire has been started outside the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was shot dead by police on Friday night.

The situation is ongoing. 

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