Protesters gather in Valdosta

Protesters gather in Valdosta
A group of protesters gathered outside the Valdosta courthouse Saturday in support of both George Floyd and Kendrick Johnson. (Source: WCTV)

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) - A group of protesters gathered outside the Valdosta courthouse Saturday in support of both George Floyd and Kendrick Johnson.

The one who organized the peaceful protest was Jackie Johnson, mother of Kendrick Johnson.

Kendrick was a student at Lowndes High School. He was found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat back in 2013.

"I hope more people come and stand with us to let them know that enough is enough," Jackie Johnson told WCTV.

The organizers met through Facebook and decided to take their efforts from social media to the street.

They gathered around noon Saturday with a large turnout from the community.

Protesters chanted “I can’t breathe," ”No justice, no peace," I am George Floyd," “I am Kendrick Johnson” and more.

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