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Atlanta Marches for Black Lives

Atlanta Marches for Black Lives

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Steve Eberhardt

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Huge protests took place in cities across the country following the two murders of innocent Black men by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota. The murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile happened within 24 hours of each other, were caught on camera and widely shared.

Over 1,000 Atlantans came out on Thursday July 7 to march from Five Points to Piedmont Park. Chanting “No justice, no peace” the group peacefully shut down I-75/85.

Protests and speeches continued on Friday July 8 in front of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Protestors remained in Downtown late into the night, blocking an entrance onto the 75/85 connector.

A rally to educate and memorialize the victims is planned for July 10 from 7-10 p.m. at Centennial Olympic Park and another march will be held at Woodruff Park in Downtown on the same date at 7 p.m.

To support Alton Sterling’s children’s education, please click here. To support Philando Castile’s family, click here.

Photo Credits go to Steve Eberhardt

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