Global outrage has ensued after an unarmed black man was shot by two white men in a Georgia, USA community after the man, Ahmaud Arbery, was mistaken for a burglar, OYOGist.com reports.
Global players, celebrities, politicians and famous athletes have all joined in a single voice against racial violence to call for the arrest of Ahmaud Arbery and fight for his justice.
The viral video showed the 25-year-old African American jogging while two white males, Gregory McMichael, a former police detective and his son, Travis going after him in a truck.
The father, Gregory McMichael, shot at at Ahmaud Arbery while a scuffle ensued between the men as Ahmaud tried to protect himself. Another shot was fired, and Ahmaud was killed.
The law in Georgia permits citizens to possess arms and make arrests but the video showing how Ahmaud Arbery was killed in February resurfacing online has drawn calls for the arrest of Gregory and Travis.
Watch the disturbing video below:
See various reactions to Ahmaud Arbery’s killing as the world call for justice over what is seen as a clear case of racial murder.
US Vermont Senator and former 2020 Presidential Candidate of the Democratic Party, Sen. Bernie Sanders has called for the arrest of the men, while maintaining that he believes Ahmaud Arbery would be alive today if he were a white male.
Popular American comedian, Kevin Hart, joined scores of celebrities to call for the arrest of Gregory and Travis in order to serve justice for Ahmaud Arbery.
“Unfucking believable!” Kevin Hart wrote on Instagram, with a picture of Ahmaud Arbery that read the words, “I was murdered by two men and both my killers have not been arrested. Please do not forget me. My name is Ahmaud Arbery.”
Leading basket ball player, Lebron James, has also lent his voice to the call for justice for Ahmaud Arbrey through an Instagram post he shared to his over 63 million followers.
James’s post also included an image of Ahmaud Arbery with an inscription similar to that of Kevin Hart.
“We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes!
“Can’t even go for a damn jog man! Like WTF man are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!? No man fr ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!
“I’m sorry Ahmaud(Rest In Paradise) and my prayers and blessings sent to the heavens above to your family!!” LeBron James wrote on Instagram, using the hashtags :#StayWoke” and “#ProfiledCauseWeAreSimplyBlack”