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Protesters demand answers in third day of marching

Third day of protesting in downtown Thomasville. (Source:WALB) Third day of protesting in downtown Thomasville. (Source:WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

The streets of Thomasville were a lot quieter on Thursday evening.

But protesters broke the silence in downtown Thomasville Thursday afternoon, taking to the streets to vocalize their feelings following a deputy involved shooting on Tuesday.

Peaceful protesters gathered downtown on Thursday and stated that this is not about race, but about what's right and what's wrong.

The protesters said they want answers.

“We've been marching here for what? Two or three days and we still haven't been addressed or nothing,” said Shunteria Tucker.

On Tuesday, Herbert Gilbert, 37, was shot when Thomas County Drug agents tried to execute a search warrant near Magnolia and Fern Streets.

Protesters shared their issues about race and what they said they believe is a lack of transparency from the sheriff's office.

“What I want them to do is at least come out and tell us what they are going to do,” said Tucker.

Gilbert's cousin, Teresa Gathers, said she wants to be supportive of the police, but she just doesn't know how.

“How can we back the blue, when the blue is the one with all the guns and they gone use them,” said Gathers.

Tucker said this is not about race.

“I'm standing for my color, I'm standing for all colors. It's not just Black Lives Matter, but all lives matter to me,” said Tucker.

Gathers said herself and the Gilbert family haven't given up on the community just yet.

“We gonna help each other, be there for each other, we'll be there for the cops too, if they can get in control of their guns,” said Gathers.

Captain Steve Jones said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has taken over the case.

It is the only agency who can comment on the investigation.

The GBI did not release any new information on the incident on Thursday.

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