In less than a 48-hour span, two Black men – one in Baton Rouge, LA and one in Falcon Heights, Minn.- were fatally shot by police. Soon after, a Black man was found hanging from a tree in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park.
On July 7, hundreds of Atlantans marched from Five Points Station up Peachtree Street to Piedmont Park to protest these killings, others and police violence.
Protestors marching with the Black power fist.
Protestors marching in protest of the shootings of unarmed Black men and women and police violence
Two protestors with signs that read ” All lives matter when Black lives matter,” passing the Fox Theatre.
A protestor with a flag saying “Respect justice.”
A protestor with a sign that reads ” A man was lynched last night 2016,” referring to the man found hanged in Piedmont Park, which police have said was a suicide.
A protestor marching with a banner labeled “Hatebusters.”
Protestor wit a Black Lives Matter sign.
A protestor holding a sign wih pictures of unarmed Black men and women who were killed including Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Sandra Bland.
A Marta bus driver sticking his fist out at protestors in solidarity and support.
A taxi driver sticking his fist out at protestors in solidarity and support.
Marshalls directing a disgruntled motorists to take a different path.
Two protestors marching with the Black power fist up in solidarity
Two protestors, one with a sign reading “Black skin is not a weapon.”
A protestor with a sign that reads ” White silence equals violence.”
A protestor with a sign that reads ” An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
A protestor with a sign that reads “They kill our daddies and then make fun of us for being fatherless.”
A protestor with a sign that reads “Dear Black man & women your LGBT brothers will fight with you and for you till the end. Together we are stronger!”
Protestors march up Peachtree Street screaming ” Black lives matter.”
Protestos with a sign from the International Action Center
Protestors raising their firsts in solidarity while standing in Piedmont Park.3
Protestors raising their firsts in solidarity while standing in Piedmont Park.
Protestors inside of Piedmont Park, where a BLack man was found hanged on July 7.
“The only way were going to change this situation is by uniting,” said Deon Christen, one of the promoters for the march and Black Lives Matter Atlanta.
Young protestor holding a Black Lives Matter sign.