Top American celebrities have called for justice for Ahmaud Arbery, a young black male who was shot on 23rd February 2020 by a father and son while jogging.
Arbery, 25, was jogging in a white-dominated neighborhood outside Brunswick, Georgia when a former policeman Gregory McMichael and his son Travis chased and shot him down.
Gregory McMichael later told officers that he thought Arbery looked like a suspect in a series of nearby break-ins hence he and his son shot him.
However, two months after Ahmaud Arbery’s death, the police are yet to make any arrest, and Gregory McMichael and his son Travis, still walk free. This has led to massive outrage in America.
Celebrities have also lent their voice to the cause, demanding justice for Ahmaud Arbery.
Taraji P. Henson popular American actress is one of the celebrities who are calling for justice.
She took to her Instagram page to post a picture of late Arbery calling on her followers to sign a petition for the arrest of his killers.
“LOCK THEM UP!!! Sign the petition”. She wrote.
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NBA player LeBron James saddened by the events, also took to Twitter to mourn Arbery’s death.
We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn jog man! Like WTF man are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!? No man fr ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!! I’m sorry Ahmaud(Rest In Paradise) and my prayers and blessings sent to the….. pic.twitter.com/r1PNxs8Vgn
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 6, 2020
Meanwhile, supporters of late Arbery plan to gather virtually on Friday 8th May 2020 which would have been his 26th birthday.
They plan on taking photos of their sneakers and posting on social media with the hashtag #IRunWithMaud.
Also, supporters are to honor Arbery by going for a run of 2.23 miles, representing the date of his death. Runners would also document their run and post it to social media with #IRunWithMaud.
Meanwhile, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has called on Arbery supporters to be patient
“Our goal in every investigation is to seek the truth, and that’s exactly what we intend on doing in this matter.
This investigation must be done correctly, and therefore I must ask for a little of your patience. I’m confident that we will do justice in this matter.” GBI Director Vic Reynolds said in a video statement with CNN.
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