Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency on Saturday morning as Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recruited Atlanta rapper activist Killer Mike as she appealed for calm after a night of violent confrontation between police and some protesters. Sudhin Thanawala, a reporter for the Associated Press covering the events, joins Hari Sreenivasan for the latest.
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For more on the protests in Atlanta last night and the reaction from city leaders, I spoke with Sudhin Thanawala, a reporter for the Associated Press who is covering events there.
Sudhin, we saw the mayor. We saw Killer Mike. We saw lots of people pleading with the citizens of Atlanta to stop burning down their own city last night. How severe was it? Because oftentimes we see just a little glimpse of the city. What was happening?