After clashes between armed protesters, locals paint a different picture of life in Stone Mountain

ATLANTA — At the end of a summer defined by widespread protests combating racism, Stone Mountain once again found itself in the national spotlight for the wrong reasons.Chaotic clashes on city streets, just outside homes and businesses, saw far-right militia members shouting at and sometimes fighting with counterprotesters from a broad coalition of anti-racist groups. Many of those who traveled into Stone Mountain on Aug. 15 were heavily armed.During the confrontations, neighbors watched the drama unfold. Business owner Anita Jordan made sure she was nowhere near the city.“Every year it gets w…

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