Joy and relief energize crowd outside Georgia courthouse

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By Rich McKay BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Reuters) – About 100 supporters of Ahmaud Arbery’s family and Black activists broke into elated cheers and whoops outside the Georgia courthouse on Wednesday as the judge read the first verdict: “Guilty.” Time after time, with each pronouncement of guilt, the crowd cried “Yes!” and “Guilty!”. Many of them had gathered outside the Brunswick, Georgia, courthouse day after day as the two-week trial of three white men charged with killing Arbery unfolded. All three were convicted on Wednesday of murdering the 25-year-old Black man, who was on a Sunday afternoon run th…

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