Crowd gathers to protest police brutality nationwide, violence in Macon-Bibb

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A crowd of a few dozen people held a peaceful protest Sunday night at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Cherry Street.

The group, which held signs and asked for those passing by to honk their horns, also gathered there Saturday.

Organizer Brandon Jackson, who said he was born and raised in Macon, said he felt the need to speak out against police brutality in America and also the violence that’s resulted in 27 homicides in Macon-Bibb so far this year.

“We’re not tearing up our city,” Jackson said. “We’re setting an example. Macon, Georgia, we’re coming together.”

Jackson said the group plans to return every day “until these four corners get filled.”

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!