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Police investigating peaceful protest that turned violent

11:27 AM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Authorities are investigating a peaceful protest that turned hostile in a northeast Atlanta neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. 

According to Atlanta Police, the incident happened near 1500 Hardee Street in the Edgewood Court Apartments. 

Witnesses say upset neighbors were staging a peaceful demonstration due to an alleged case of police brutality that happened in the neighborhood on Monday night. 

According to Sgt. Greg Lyons, authorities were dispatched to the community and met by "brick-wielding" individuals. Two police cruisers sustained damaged during the incident and authorities retreated to a nearby MARTA station. 

Police say two people were arrested on the scene; however, investigators will open an investigation to identify, arrest and charge everyone involved in the incident. 

In regards to the alleged police brutality, Lyons says no formal complaint had been filed as of Tuesday afternoon but authorities will be opening an investigation. 

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