May 9, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Americans #RunWithMaud to honor Ahmaud Arbery's birthday

In this image, people stand with T-shorts that say "I run with Maud"
Demonstrators protest Arbery's death and mourn at the Glynn County Courthouse on May 8 in Brunswick, Georgia. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

To honor the birthday of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man fatally shot by a white father and son, "people around the country are dedicating their daily jog or walk to him and posting about it on social media with the hashtags #RunWithMaud and #IRunWithMaud," the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The big picture: The Feb. 23 shooting in coastal Georgia is drawing comparisons to a history in the U.S. of extrajudicial killings of black people by white male vigilantes, including the 1955 murder of Emmett Till.

  • It frequently happened with law enforcement complicity or feigned ignorance, AP reports.
In this image, a group of people stand in a yard with a sign that reads "Happy 26 birthday"
Demonstrators hold a memorial for Arbery on May 8, near where he was killed in Brunswick, Georgia. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
In this image, several people hold signs that read "I run with Ahmaud"
Demonstrators protest Arbery's death and mourn at the Glynn County Courthouse on May 8 in Brunswick, Georgia. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
In this image, a woman wears a name tag that reads "Hello my name is Ahmaud Arbery"
A woman outside the Glynn County Courthouse on May 8 in Brunswick, Georgia. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
In this image, a large crowd of people stand outside
Demonstrators protest Arbery's death and mourn at the Glynn County Courthouse on May 8 in Brunswick, Georgia. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

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