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Caravan demonstrating that Julian Lewis’ life mattered peaceful, but some brought guns
While a memorial is erected behind him, Francys Johnson, right, delivers a recount surrounding the death of Julian Lewis at the site of Lewis' shooting on Stoney Pond Road by former Georgia State Patrol trooper Jacob Thompson during the Justice Caravan for Julian Lewis in Sylvania in this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo. The names of Black people who have been killed by law enforcement or vigilantes were stapled to the flag placed in the spot where Lewis' vehicle was run off the road. (SCOTT BRYANT/Herald file)
Saturday’s caravan, march and wreath-laying in memory of Julian Lewis remained a peaceful demonstration that his life mattered. But guns were wielded around the event, and one act of gun violence motivated it: now-former Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jacob Thompson’s shot that killed Lewis.
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