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Atlanta activists petition for The Rayshard Brooks Peace Center, a space to provide community resources

The center would be used to host community workshops, provide training, resources, and pour back into an area that needs support.

ATLANTA — Community activists in Atlanta are campaigning to convert the location of the Wendy’s restaurant, where Rayshard Brooks was killed, into a community center.

It has almost been a year since the deadly shooting that led to many nights of protests in Atlanta, when Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe shot and killed Brooks last June as police tried to arrest him for an alleged DUI.

Atlanta community organizer Jamal Taylor reflected on how that moment impacted the community.

“It hurts. It’s hard. It’s difficult. But at the same time, we recognize we have a long history of doing this,” he said.

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Out of the chaos came a vision. Taylor and community activists have been pushing for the location to be turned into a Rayshard Brooks Peace Center.

The center would be used to host community workshops, provide training, resources, and pour back into an area that needs support. The online petition has nearly 2,000 signatures.

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