“I can’t believe we’re continuing to allow these anti-police protestors to block major thoroughfares for hours,” an Atlanta Police Department source tells this writer. “These lawbreakers are becoming emboldened and future demonstrations and lie-ins could really get out of hand.”

He is referring to last Saturday afternoon’s militant anti-police protest which featured a street “lie-in” in the Buckhead section of Atlanta between the busy shopping centers of Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square. TV footage showed approximately 70 protestors lying in the street and hurling ugly epithets at police, irritated Christmas shoppers and motorists. Some even chained themselves together to make it harder for them to be removed. (Firefighters had to be called in with tools to break the locks.)

As this is written, 12 arrests were reported—a surprisingly low number according to onlookers. 

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