Students from historically black colleges in Atlanta have channeled their inner activists and marched for justice.
Starting their walk from Morehouse college to the CNN Center in Downtown Atlanta, students from Morehouse and Spellman gathered to oppose the verdict decision in the murder case of 18-year-old Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri.
Though the distance between the starting point and destination is a little less than two miles away, the group hoped to make a huge impact. Other protests included students at nearby Clark Atlanta University holding a peace rally on their campus and a large group of citizens gathering at Underground Atlanta.
For the most part, Tuesday’s protests were peaceful with only 21 arrests made of people behaving destructively. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed reported to the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
“I want to start by thanking the protesters who made the decision to protest peacefully,” Reed told reporters. “More than 1,000 people participated in the protests yesterday but there was a small splinter group that chose not to demonstrate peacefully.”
The city is prepared for protests to continue into the holiday weekend.