Protesting Charlottesville Tragedy, Isakson Farce

Saturday and Sunday (8/12-13) many of our members joined protest marches and vigils responding to the lethal attack on antiracist counter-demonstrators by white supremacists opposing removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va. Here is Adam Cardo (on phone) in Sunday’s march. (Photo:Steve Eberhardt.)

Erin Parks spoke at the rally in Woodruff Park, and Stephen Friedrich and Scott Douglas made the front page of the Atlanta Constitution, which showed them honoring Heather Heyer. More to come.

On Monday 8/14, Senator Isakson (R-GA) FINALLY held a town hall meeting to address his outraged constituents.However, he refused entry to many, despite ample space; he failed to answer many questions on matters of life and death; the event ended one hour early; and he ejected MADSA member Brad for being disruptive, including his calls for single-payer healthcare. So, immediately after the town hall, we decided to bring our demands directly to Johnny Isakson’s office building. (Report and photo: Daniel Hanley)