ATLANTA — Hundreds of people are marching along the streets of downtown Atlanta to protest the recent police fatal shootings of two black men.
Marchers took to the streets after a rally at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights museum Friday evening. Many held signs reading “Black Lives Matter” and chanted “We’re ready, we’re ready for y’all.”
NAACP state President Francys Johnson and lawyer Mawuli Mel Davis led the protest. No police were present, but volunteers walked ahead of demonstrators and blocked off intersections for marchers.
The peaceful march in Atlanta comes after 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by an officer in Charlotte this week. In Oklahoma, 40-year-old Terence Crutcher was shot to death by Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby.
Shelby is charged with first-degree manslaughter.