BLM Protesters Swarm Georgia Courthouse Demanding Justice For Ahumaud Arbery
Black Lives Matter protesters are gathered outside the courthouse in Brunswick Georgia chanting “shut it down” if there isn’t “justice” for Ahmaud Arbery. Protestors said they will march peacefully if the men accused of murdering him are not convicted of all charges.
“We just want them to do the right thing,” Michael Harris from North Carolina said.
Travis McMichael, 35, his father Greg McMichael, 65, and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, were charged with murder, aggravated assault and false imprisonment for the Feb. 23, 2020, fatal shooting of Arbery outside Brunswick, Georgia.
Harris led a group of activists as they chanted outside the Glynn County Courthouse Tuesday:
“What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now. When we don’t get it, shut it down.”
Harris claims that “shut it down” does not mean they intend to destroy property if the verdicts do not go their way.
“Let me say it again so the news and these clowns don’t misinterpret what I say,” Harris said.
“The community don’t get no peace because his family don’t have peace,” Harris continued. “That’s what we mean when we say that, not that we’ll do anything crazy, whatever you call crazy, all right? So don’t twist our words … When we say no justice, no peace, we mean we’ll march sunup to sundown. We don’t get tired.”
Terrell Harris, a Georgia resident, said Travis and Greg McMichael, along with Bryan, should be found guilty “across the board.”
“They know what they was doing. At any time they could have walked away, any time they could have turned around. It’s unacceptable,” said Terrell Harris.
Michael Harris said that even if a verdict is not reached by Thanksgiving, they will continue to be at the courthouse through the holiday.
“His mother can’t spend Thanksgiving with her son. Why should I spend Thanksgiving with my family? It’s not my holiday.