Hours before Secoriea was gunned down, there had been a block party near the Wendy's, which some have taken to calling the Rayshard Brooks Peace Center. A flyer for the event advertised live music, games and food. Attendees described the event as peaceful and "beautiful" on Twitter.
Photos showed people passing out food, donned in masks to guard against the coronavirus, and a small library of books related to social justice for attendees' perusal.
This was a preview of sorts for what the activists hope the site will become. Lady A said in the video that they envision it as a center that is about “community healing, ending violence, ending police violence, job training...”
She said they intend to continue negotiations with Wendy’s, the city and residents to reach their goal.
City leaders, however, appear poised to close off the site with permanent barriers as early as today, according to City Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd.
The mayor said the site must be shut down.
“Again, I tell you if you are looking to be part of the solution and not the problem then you are going to have to clear out of that area,” Bottoms said at a news conference Sunday. “This discussion and mediation is over. At the point that an 8-year-old baby was killed, the discussion has ended.”