People across the US took part in the #IRunWithMaud campaign, running 2.23 miles in memory of slain Georgia jogger Ahmaud Arbery on May 8, which would’ve been his 26th birthday.
The 2.23 miles represent the date Arbery was killed: February 23. Arbery was shot while running in the Satilla Shores neighborhood of Brunswick, Georgia.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Arbery was confronted by Gregory and Travis McMichael, residents of the neighborhood. The pair were armed with two guns and “during the encounter, Travis McMichael shot and killed Arbery.”
Michael Garrick, running in the Bay Area in California, said he stood with Arbery and his family and added that he was running in the “hope that the right thing happens with the people who gunned him down.”
In Warner Robins, Georgia, Earl Harrison organized a community run in Arbery’s memory.
Video of the February 23 incident that emerged in recent days has fueled racial tensions and sparked allegations of injustice. The McMichaels were arrested on the evening of May 7 and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.
On May 8, demonstrators also congregated outside the Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick and chanted “no justice, no peace” during a rally to mark Arbery’s birthday. Credit: Various (see ‘source’ section) via Storyful