Ahmuad Arbery’s mother and civil rights leaders react after guilty verdict for his killers

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Ahmuad Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, addressed crowds of supporters outside the Georgia court that convicted her son’s killers of murder.

‘I never saw this day, back in 2020. I never thought this day would come,’ she said. ‘But God is good and I just want to tell everybody thank you. Thank you for those who marched, for those who prayed – most of all the ones who prayed. Thank you.’

Three white men were convicted of murdering Arbery, a black man, as he ran in their neighborhood. The jury rejected a self defense claim in a trial that once again probed America’s divisive issues of race and guns.

Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton also addressed the crowd, saying: ‘Let the word go forth all over the world that a jury of 11 whites and one Black in the deep south stood up in the courtroom and said that Black lives do matter.’

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