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Hundreds demand justice for Arbery at Georgia rally

Timeline: The shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery and resulting investigation
Posted at 1:48 AM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 01:48:10-04

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Speakers at a rally for Ahmaud Arbery say justice for the black man killed during a pursuit by a white man and his son in Georgia isn't just prison time for his killers.

They say justice also requires changes in a local justice system that never charged them with a crime.

Arbery was killed Feb. 23 just outside of Brunswick.

Hundreds of people came to the Glynn County courthouse on Saturday demanding accountability for a case in which charges weren’t filed until state officials stepped in.

Gregory McMichael said he and his son pursued Arbery because they believed he was responsible for recent break-ins in the neighborhood.