Anti-Racism Protesters March to Georgia State Capitol as Legislature Returns

Anti-racism protesters in Atlanta marched to the Georgia State Capitol on June 15 – the day state legislators were scheduled to return after a monthslong hiatus due to the coronavirus, according to reports.

The demonstration, called the March on Georgia by the organizer, the Georgia NAACP, is calling on lawmakers to “repeal the ‘Citizens Arrest’ statute, ‘Stand Your Ground,’ oppose SB 463 and improve Georgia’s elections, and define ‘moral turpitude’ in the Georgia constitution in order to restore the rights of voters,” the group said on its website.

Protesters also called for justice for Rayshard Brooks, an African-American man who was fatally shot by police in Atlanta on Friday, June 12, according to reports.

The demonstration came one day after Brooks’s death was ruled a homicide, though per local media, the June 15 protest was organized prior to Brooks’s death.

In this video, protesters can be heard chanting “no justice, no peace” as they march toward the state capitol.

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