‘Keep calm’: A Georgia town calls for unity as it prepares for Black jogger murder trial

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By Rich McKay BRUNSWICK, Georgia (Reuters) – Community leaders in Brunswick, Georgia, are preaching unity ahead of the trial of three white men accused of racially motivated murder in the shotgun death of a Black jogger, anxious it does not stir racial tensions or violent protests in their small coastal city. Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday for a trial expected to draw hundreds of protesters outside the court building. The killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery on Feb. 23, 2020, sparked outrage across the country. “After the trial is over and the bus-loads of demonstrators and med…

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