ATLANTA (WTVM) – The Georgia chapter of the NAACP is calling for a day of protest Friday in wake of the police involved shooting deaths of Keith Scott in Charlotte and Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma earlier this week.
The Georgia NAACP State President is calling for this day of protest in Albany, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Metro Atlanta, Savannah, and Valdosta.
"This Day of Protest is organized… to lift up common sense policy solutions that will improve police-community relations… and create a safe place for the public grieving of lives lost to an all too familiar American narrative that begins with this phrase: An unarmed African American was shot to death in a police encounter," said Statesboro Civil Rights Lawyer and Georgia NAACP State President Francys Johnson.
This Day of Protest comes weeks after Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced measures to improve police-community relationships.
The NAACP has condemned the violence towards peace officers nationwide.