Pictured: Attorney Mawuli Davis, chairman Beacon Hill Black Alliance
ATLANTA–On Saturday, June 27, 11 a.m., the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights will lead the “March Against the Myth from the Eastside.”
Protestors will be leaving from the Inman Park MARTA Station to march to Troy Davis Park (Woodruff Park).
“We will be highlighting those who were killed by police, vigilantes, or in custody in the Eastside of the Atlanta metro and state. These include: Kevin Davis, Shali Tilson, Moore’s Ford Bridge, Anthony Hill, Troy Robinson, Jayvis Benjamin,” the Alliance said in a statement.
Beacon Hill is a part of the JUSTGeorgia Coalition that is sponsoring the march with Tamika Mallory’s Until Freedom organization.
“The focus of many of the marches and protests in Atlanta and around Georgia have been deaths outside of Georgia. There are families in Georgia who have suffered the same kind of losses and need our support in their fight for justice. We must hold local officials accountable,” said Attorney Mawuli Davis, who chairs the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights and has represented a number of clients in police brutality cases.
“We want to defy the myth that Atlanta is so exceptional that we can stand alone in this fight. JUSTGeorgia encourages every corner of the state to stand and demand and end to racist violence by materially changing the laws and culture that criminalize Black people,” said Tiffany Roberts of Southern Center for Human Rights, a JUSTGeorgia foundational partner.
JUSTGeorgia is a coalition of organizations that formed after the killing of Ahmaud Arbery to amplify demands emanating from Southeast Georgia.