The College Football Hall of Fame fell sufferer to looting Friday night time throughout protests in Atlanta associated to George Floyd’s police-involved demise earlier this week, officers mentioned.
Atlanta Police Division Sgt. John Chafee mentioned in an announcement Saturday that the $68.5 million facility in Atlanta was one the companies focused by looters.
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“Protesters continue damaging businesses, looting and setting fire to buildings,” Chafee mentioned in an announcement obtained by ESPN. “There has been looting at the College Football Hall of Fame … and many other businesses. We are grateful for the assistance being provided by multiple local and state law enforcement partners as we work to minimize the damage being caused by these individuals and to restore order in our city.”
College Football Hall of Fame CEO Kimberly Beaudin additionally issued an announcement condemning the injury finished to town and the Hall of Fame facility.
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“We support the peaceful protests that honor [Floyd’s] memory but unfortunately deteriorated into chaos and disorder,” her assertion learn, in accordance with the report. “We’re heartbroken to see the injury to our metropolis and the Hall of Fame.”
She continued: “In the coming days and weeks, we’ll work to pick up the pieces to rebuild the sacred walls that housed memories and honored those who played the game, many of whom fought these same injustices throughout their storied careers.”
Beaudin informed ESPN individually that the looters have been unable to enter the museum attraction and so no artifacts or shows have been broken or taken.
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“We’re just trying to get everything boarded up and secure,” she mentioned. “We’ve had estimators and insurance out, but we don’t know the monetary damage yet.”