Atlanta protesters burn Wendy's after police shooting

A Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta, where a black man was shot dead by police on Friday, was burned down by protesters on Saturday night.

Rayshard Brooks was shot as he tried to escape arrest.

It's an incident that will likely fuel more nationwide tensions over race and police tactics, following weeks of demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.

That was shown as the Wendy's restaurant burned for more than 45 minutes on Saturday night

before fire crews arrived, protected by a line of police officers.

Other demonstrators marched onto Interstate-75, stopping traffic, before police used a line of squad cars to hold them back.

Earlier on Saturday, Atlanta's police chief Erika Shields resigned.

A police spokesman said the police department had fired to officer who allegedly shot and killed Brooks

while another office involved in the incident was put on administrative leave.

Footage from the restaurants cameras and a bystander appeared to show Brooks running away from police with what appears to be a police TASER in his hand.

He turns as he runs, possibly aiming the TASER at pursuing officers, before one of them fires his gun and Brooks falls to the ground.

Lawyers for Brooks family said he was a father of a young daughter who was celebrating her birthday on Saturday.

They said Atlanta police had no right to use deadly force even if he had fired the TASER, a non-lethal weapon, in their direction.