The march began and ended on the steps of the CNN Center in downtown Atlanta. It started storming halfway through, but that didn't deter the protesters, and the rain stopped before they had finished circling Centennial Olympic Park.
The 2010 US Census reported Atlanta's racial composition as being 54% black and 34% white, out of a population of 420,003. When I searched "Atlanta #Ferguson" on Twitter to find out about the protest, a number of people were saying that what happened in Ferguson could easily happen in Atlanta.
|19-year-old Elle Lucier speaks. She organized the #ITSBIGGERTHANYOU march and spoke before and after.|
|The photograph on this man's shirt is Robert Cohen's now-iconic photo of a man (@eyefloodpanties on Twitter) throwing a tear gas canister away from children.|
|Marchers were asked to come in their graduation gowns.|