Protest Disrupts Atlanta Hawks Basketball Game

November 27, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


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Tuesday night, November 25, demonstrators in Atlanta spoke out against the murder of Mike Brown in downtown Atlanta. A group of demonstrators marched to the National Basketball Association (NBA) Atlanta Hawks game for a speak-out as fans entered the arena. Hundreds of fans wore Justice for Mike Brown ( stickers into the game.

"Hands Up! Don't Shoot!" "No Justice—No Peace!" At Atlanta Hawks' game, November 25, 2014.

Right before the start of the game, a woman inspired by the protestors arrived with over a dozen tickets for people to bring the protest into the game. Five minutes into the game, about 10 protesters blowing whistles and holding signs that read "Justice for Mike Brown" and "We Need a Revolution—Nothing Less!" They chanted "Hands Up! Don't Shoot!" and "I am Mike Brown" while standing at the top of the stadium. After about 10 minutes, they marched downstairs into the lower level of the arena and marched in a circle around the court and out of the stadium where they continued to chant and speak out before joining the larger demonstration down the street.

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