As national outrage grows over the alleged killing of 25-year-old jogger Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of a father and son in Brunswick, Georgia, artists including T.I., Common, Ciara, Jermaine Dupri, Justin Timberlake and many more have tweeted demanding justice in what some have described as a modern-day lynching.
The anger has been flamed by a graphic video of the alleged killing, shown from a vehicle following Arbery as he jogs down a rural road toward a pickup truck parked on the side of the road. At some point, 34-year-old Travis McMichael, holding a shotgun, and his father, 64-year-old Gregory McMichael, standing in the flatbed of the truck, come into frame and confront Arbery, who fights with Travis McMichael over his shotgun.
The release of the video on Tuesday has led to growing outrage over the case, with a number of prominent artists and activists weighing in, including T.I., who wrote “It won’t stop until we stop it!!” and Common, who said, “With all that’s going on with COVID-19, we still can’t forget and just sit around when lives are being taken for no reason. Let’s commit action to what Justice is supposed to be in America and the world. God Bless. #JusticeForAhmaud”.
If you’re not outraged, you should be. Justice for #AhmaudArbery.