Atlanta residents respond to spa shootings with calls to end racial violence
An assortment of flowers covered the ground in front of the three spas late Wednesday as people periodically showed up to vent and protest despite rain.
“Black lives matter, black lives matter,” shouted Atlanta resident Malik Peay, briefly stalling two lanes of oncoming traffic on Piedmont Road, where the two Atlanta spas are located, in protest.
“Every life matters. Asian lives matter. Black lives matter, and even white lives matter,” said Peay, 40, who is Black, after allowing the dozens of backed-up vehicles to pass.