March On’s Statement on the Ahmaud Arbery Verdict

We are gratified that the jury in Georgia has found the killers of Ahmaud Arbery responsible. Their cold-blooded actions ended a young man’s life, and we are grateful to the jury for holding them responsible for their crime.

While punishment will be meted out in this courtroom, no legal action can restore Ahmaud Arbery to his family and friends. We envision a world where Black Americans can go for a neighborhood jog, play on a playground or walk home without fear of violence or suspicion—and it’s up to us to work together to make that vision a reality.