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First the news live from NPR news arginine Herbst in Atlanta the district attorney says investigators are looking into the shooting death of a shard Brooks by police over the weekend the incident has sparked widespread protests in the city Emily green from member station W. eighty E. has more across the city protesters are demanding an end to what they say is excessive use of force by the police after appearing to Peter out the protesters regained steam following Friday night's shooting of Richard Brooks he was found asleep in his car in the drive thru lane at Wendy's police attempted to handcuff him for driving under the influence video shows that Brooks grabbed one of the officers tasers and was running away when he turned back and pointed the taser at the officer the officer shot and killed him Atlanta's police chief has resigned both the mayor and district attorneys say they believe the officers used excessive force more protests are expected this evening in front of Atlanta police department headquarters for NPR news I'm Emily green in Atlanta and the officer who shot and killed Brooks has been fired another officer has been placed on administrative leave in Germany thousands of people have taken to the streets and anti racism protest for the second weekend in a row as as me Nicholson reports demonstrators observed hope with nineteen physical distancing measures anti racist demonstrators formed a human chain through Berlin on Sunday that's run more than five miles from the Brandenburg gate to the borough of my code standing six feet apart participants links themselves to each other using ribbons forming what organizes cooled a ribbon of solidarity according to police estimates five thousand people took part according to the organizes there were twenty thousand the German capital has recently lifted coronavirus restrictions on the size of demonstrations for NPR news I'm as Medical Center in Berlin an Amazon fresh employee is suing the E. commerce giant for unsafe working conditions at its San Francisco warehouse over pandemic precautions from member station KQED Shannon Lynn has more the lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that the Amazon fulfillment center by the porch to San Francisco violated local and state health laws an employee who fills grocery and other essential orders for home delivery says equipment and bodysuits were not routinely sanitized and workers cannot maintain social distancing while trying to meet their quota scanning sixty items per hour Jeannie Anderson is the employee's attorney she says her clients warehouse managers and M. some corporate office representatives do not improve conditions even after the city's police department inspected the facilities and made recommendations Amazon did not return requests for comment for NPR news I'm Shannon Lynn in San Francisco Amazon did offer some employees paid time off for a period of time during the pandemic you're listening to NPR news live from KQED news I'm Julie small protests continue across the bay area for third weekend in Alameda yesterday protesters held an event in front of Molly Watkins home he's the black man who was detained by police for dancing on his street a video of that encounter went viral KQED's Serra Hussaini was there and brings us this report.

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