BOSTON (CBS) — Dozens came together in Boston to remember Ahmaud Arbery with a run Sunday. Arbery was shot and killed while jogging in Georgia.
“We have to run together, we’ve been marching for a long time. I’m tired of marching, we are going to run to the finish. I want answers now,” said organizer Amani Pettiford. “We’re going to stay together. We’re going to do this thing to show people that we can all come together because it’s not black and white, it’s really good and evil.”READ MORE: 3 Boston Police Officers, City Sued For Alleged Excessive Force On 4 Protesters In May 2020 Riot
Arbery was killed on February 23, it took over two months for two white men to be charged with his death.READ MORE: Massachusetts Gas Prices Rise To Nearly $3 A Gallon; 'Likely To Push More Expensive'
Pettiford said Arbery was racially profiled while he was out for a run, something she said has happened to her. “I am him and he is me but that doesn’t mean that we are all alike. We should be judged fairly.”MORE NEWS: Girl Scouts Have Millions Of Unsold Cookies This Year
Runner Meg Cater said it was important to support the community through events like this. “We’re running to support everyone being able to run safely.”