Photos: Guilty verdict in Ahmaud Arbery murder stirs up raw emotion

Brunswick, Ga. Three white men were found guilty on Wednesday of the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man whose murder last year helped spur a national debate on racial profiling and vigilantism.

Gregory McMichael, 65, his son, Travis McMichael, 35, and his neighbor William “Roddy” Brian Jr., 52, followed Arbery in their pickup trucks as he drove through his Satilla Shores subdivision near the coastal port city of Brunswick. had run away. Little McMichael shot him.

The men later said they were attempting to arrest a civilian and that Travis McMichael was acting in self-defense, as he fired only after Arbery in his final moments, lunging for him and his gun.

People stand and sit in the court.

Greg McMichael, center, and his son, Travis McMichael, left, look at family members sitting in the gallery as they read the jury’s decision at the Glyn County Courthouse on November 24, 2021 in Brunswick, Ga. go. ,

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People raise their hands behind barricades.

People react outside the Glynn County Courthouse following the guilty verdict.

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Two people hugged.

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, is hugged by a supporter after the guilty verdict.

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A person holds a sign that says, "I run with Ahmed," Amidst a crowd of people outside.

A woman holds a sign during a rally to protest the shooting of Arbery in Brunswick.

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Two people hugged.

Arbery’s father, Marcus Arbery, center, is hugged by his attorney, Benjamin Crump, after a jury indicted Travis McMichael at the Glynn County Courthouse.

(Stephen B. Morton / Pool Photo)

A woman stands next to a painting of a man outside a building.

Wanda Cooper-Jones, Arbery’s mother, stands with a candlelight painting of her son in his honor at New Springfield Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Ga., February, 2021.

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A man holds a firearm in court.

Firearms specialist Brian Leppard with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation examines a 12-gauge Remington pump shotgun as part of evidence during the trial at the Glynn County Courthouse.

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People hug.

After the jury’s decision in court, attorney Laura Hogg hugs Greg McMichael’s wife, Leigh McMichael, Kendra, and their daughter, Lindsay McMichael.

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People raise their hands outside.

People react to the presence of Arbery’s family and his lawyers outside the Glynn County Courthouse following the guilty verdict.

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Crowd outside.

Wanda Cooper-Jones, Attorneys Lee Merritt, Wright, and the Rev. Al Sharpton are welcomed outside the courthouse following the verdict.

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