Some attending the rally carried birthday signs for Ahmaud Arbery, who would have turned 26 Friday. (Photo: Bert Roughton)

Hundreds attend rally in Brunswick supporting justice for Ahmaud Arbery

Hundreds gathered outside the Glynn County courthouse Friday morning for a rally seeking justice for Ahmaud Arbery. 

They carried signs and shouted a powerful message: “No justice! No peace!” 

As numerous speakers took to the podium, crowds shouted in support of the messages.

Arbery was shot and killed in February as he jogged in a Brunswick neighborhood. Friday would have been Arbery’s 26th birthday. 

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“We didn’t give up. The community didn’t give up. We knew the truth and we were not going to be silenced,” Julie Jordan said to the crowd. Let’s all keep running with Ahmaud until justice is served.”

Late Thursday, the GBI announced two arrests in the shooting. Greg and Travis McMichael have both been charged with murder and aggravated assault. 

Early Friday, GBI Director Vic Reynolds announced additional arrests are possible in the case.

 

Those not in Brunswick still participated in the event, with many running 2.23 miles — in honor of Arbery’s Feb. 23 death — and posting pictures on social media with the hashtag #IRunWithMaud. 

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Cheston Bromwell, 41, and Rachel Thompson, 30, demonstrate at a rally in downtown Brunswick a day after arrests were announced in the Feb. 23 shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery. (Photo: Bert Roughton/For The AJC)

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