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Michael Brown protesters take to the streets in Savannah


Outrage over the death of unarmed, black teen Michael Brown in Missouri can also be felt here in Georgia as Savannah residents protest during a march on downtown Bay Street.

Citizens are concerned as they ask for justice in Michael Brown's case and peace in Furguson, Missouri where riots have led to violence and bloodshed.

The March on Bay Street was coordinated by Savannah State University students starting at Reynolds Square then moving from Bay Street to River Street.

"Today we stood proudly and we did it together," said Antwon Lang, a student at Savannah State University. "We are doing something a lot of people are saying our generation can't do. We got up early on a Saturday morning, protested and stood for something, so that we don't fall for anything.

This is the first Michael Brown protest to be held in Savannah. Participants hope this event brings awareness to police brutality and inequality among races.

Savannah State will be hosting a panel discussion with members of the NAACP on Monday, August 25th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Savannah State University Social Sciences building in room 115.

The topics of discussion at this meeting include racial justice and the recent shooting of Michael Brown.

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