Macon residents protest Michael Brown grand jury decision
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon protestors are voicing their disappointment after a Missouri grand jury decided to not indict a Ferguson police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager in August.
The crowd gathered in front of the Macon-Bibb County Government Center Wednesday evening. They chanted “No justice, no peace” and “Hands up, don’t shoot.”
Protestors also held signs and raised their hands in the air like some witnesses say 18-year-old Michael Brown did the day Officer Darren Wilson killed him.
“We’re also wanting people to know that there’s been an excessive force [of] police brutality when African American men come in contact with law enforcement,” the protest organizer Yolande Vicks said. “We’re not anti-police, we’re anti-brutality.”
Bibb Sheriff David Davis stopped by the protest. He tells 41NBC he supports their right to share their feelings. He just wants to make sure everyone is safe.
“They don’t have to fear any type of retribution or any type of offensive actions by any of my people while they’re out here peacefully stating their opinions and peacefully protesting,” Davis said.
Organizers tell 41NBC they plan to hold more protests in the future.