Tensions mount as thousands of people gather in Atlanta to protest the death of George Floyd.
Protesters can be heard chanting and seen facing a line of police near the CNN building.
Armored vehicles can be seen at the CNN center, and protesters could be seen running in fear of possible tear gas.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said in a tweet today she encouraged residents to peacefully protest.
"When lives and the conscience of this nation are at peril, we as people are expected to exercise our constitutional rights to peacefully assemble and have our voices heard. Atlanta embodies these values, and I encourage all who exercise these rights to remember Atlanta's legacy of peaceful protest leading to progress," she said.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp shared Lance Bottoms tweet on his official Twitter account.