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Crowds shout for justice outside the Glynn County Courthouse after the guilty verdicts in the Ahmaud Arbery trial were read out.

“What do we want? Justice! When did we get it? Today!” He chanted.

Watch the crowd’s reaction:


“My friends, their family, they can sleep now,” Linda Gamble told Granthshala News. “They can relax. A chair at their dining table is about to be empty, but they can look at that empty chair and see the peace.”

Dana Roberts Beckham cried as she read the verdict, “We got justice for this brother, but we have a lot of work to do.”

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“There are many casualties in this country, around Georgia, but we’re going to take a stand,” he said. “We are little Davids, but we are going up against these Goliaths. This is wrong, and we have to stand up.”

Jurors in Brunswick, Georgia, on Wednesday found Travis McMichael and his father, Greg McMichael, guilty of nearly all counts, including felony, closing an intense trial surrounding the February 2020 shooting of Ahmaud Arbery’s death.

The jury also found the McMichaels’ neighbor William “Roddy” Bryan guilty of a felony.

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“This decision, it made my day,” Dana Mackenzie told Granthshala News. “I’m so excited. I was so scared, and I was praying that justice will be done, and justice has been done.

“It was a satisfying verdict. I thought Roddy Ryan, who came in in the end, even though he boxed him, and he also did a lot of terrible things, I thought he would be the one who didn’t get found. Found guilty of all charges.” Gaya.”

Brian was found not guilty of one count of malice, one count of felony, and one count of aggravated assault.

This combination of booking photos provided by the Glynn County, Ga., Detention Center, from left, shows Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and William "Roddy" Bryan Jr.

“It’s a start, and that’s my position,” said Brunswick native Dolores Pelite. “It’s so unfair [that] Glynn County and the state of Georgia, it’s just a dot at the end of the sentence.”

“The next day we start healing for real, for real,” she said. “But it’s an old colonial city. So we found justice in our community because we prayed to our ancestors for their help, and they came through.”

Audrey Conklin and Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to this report.