The College Football Hall of Fame has been vandalized Friday night in downtown Atlanta during protests over the death of George Floyd.
Windows at the Hall of Fame were shattered, and then looting began.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “dozens of people were seen running in and grabbing items” from the Hall of Fame.
There also appears to be damage inside the building. 11Alive’s Ryan Kruger tweeted — with video (below) of the scene — that “items inside were destroyed.”
Here’s more from the AJC:
Some protesters were seen looting the building before several officers arrived to try to maintain order at the $68 million facility, which opened in 2014 to great fanfare after relocating from South Bend, Ind.
Several hurled garbage cans and other objects through the glass exterior of the building, which hosts football watch parties and other major events. Some then rushed inside to grab anything they could.
And here are photos and videos of the scene:
— Ryan Kruger (@Ryan11Alive) May 30, 2020
#BREAKING New images into @Fox5Atlanta show vandals breaking the windows of the College Football Hall of Fame and stealing items from the Downtown #Atlanta location. #fox5atl #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/WDZybxPj09
— Good Day Atlanta (@GoodDayAtlanta) May 30, 2020
Damage to the College Football Hall Of Fame pic.twitter.com/NbV0oY91t9
— Eric Stirgus (@EScoopStirgus) May 30, 2020
— Blayne Alexander (@ReporterBlayne) May 30, 2020
The scene outside the now vandalized building. pic.twitter.com/mrG8hPyKNp
— Raisa Habersham (@newsworthy17) May 30, 2020
— Jeff Hullinger (@11hullinger) May 30, 2020
[Photo Credit: Eric Stirgus]