Protesters march onto highway in US city

Washington, (Asian independent) A group of demonstrators marched onto a highway in the US city of Atlanta in protest against the killing of a 27-year-old African-American man.

According to footages on local media outlets, the protesters late Saturday night formed a chain on the Interstate 85 and Interstate 75 connector, blocking multiple vehicles, including police cars, reports Xinhua news agency.

Rayshard Brooks was shot dead after local police were dispatched to respond to complaints that he was asleep in the drive-thru of a fast-food restaurant.

Police said they tried to take Brooks into custody after he failed a sobriety test, which led to a struggle between the victim and officers.

Brooks, while allegedly resisting, grabbed an officer’s Taser and ran off with it after which he was shot dead.

The incident came after the May 25 death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, in police custody in Minneapolis, which has triggered massive protests in home and abroad.