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Protesters continue to demand Sanders resignation

About 100 people protested outside the Lowndes County Courthouse during the supervisors meeting on Monday morning. This marked the third gathering calling for District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation.

 


 

Protesters can be seen through the window of the Lowndes County Courthouse as they demand District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation during the supervisors meeting on Monday. This was the third time a crowd has gathered in response to racist comments Sanders made about African Americans after the June 15 supervisors meeting. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Protesters can be seen through the window of the Lowndes County Courthouse as they demand District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation during the supervisors meeting on Monday. This was the third time a crowd has gathered in response to racist comments Sanders made about African Americans after the June 15 supervisors meeting.

 

A protester holds a sign reading “Harry must go” on Monday outside the Lowndes County Courthouse. About 100 people gathered to protest during the supervisors meeting. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

A protester holds a sign reading “Harry must go” on Monday outside the Lowndes County Courthouse. About 100 people gathered to protest during the supervisors meeting.

 

Holly Krogh holds a sign reading “Remove racist supervisors and racist monuments too!” on Monday outside the Lowndes County Courthouse. People chanted, sang and listened to speakers during the protest. Local activists Jermaine Shanklin and Johnny Hampton led cheers and introduced speakers throughout the protest. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Holly Krogh holds a sign reading “Remove racist supervisors and racist monuments too!” on Monday outside the Lowndes County Courthouse. People chanted, sang and listened to speakers during the protest. Local activists Jermaine Shanklin and Johnny Hampton led cheers and introduced speakers throughout the protest.

 

Protesters gather on the sidewalk on Monday outside the Lowndes County Courthouse. Nicole Clinkscales spoke during the protest and told people to come back for the July 15 supervisors meeting if Sanders hasn’t resigned by then. She also asked people who live in District 1 to sign a removal petition. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Protesters gather on the sidewalk on Monday outside the Lowndes County Courthouse. Nicole Clinkscales spoke during the protest and told people to come back for the July 15 supervisors meeting if Sanders hasn’t resigned by then. She also asked people who live in District 1 to sign a removal petition.

 

Ethel Stewart and Johnny Stewart chant during a protest demanding District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation on Monday outside the Lowndes County Courthouse. Ethel is on the Columbus City Council for Ward 1. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Ethel Stewart and Johnny Stewart chant during a protest demanding District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation on Monday outside the Lowndes County Courthouse. Ethel is on the Columbus City Council for Ward 1.

 

A Confederate monument looms in the background during a protest demanding District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation on Monday outside the Lowndes County Courthouse. County supervisors voted unanimously during the meeting to relocate the Confederate monument from the courthouse lawn. / Photo by: Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

A Confederate monument looms in the background during a protest demanding District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation on Monday outside the Lowndes County Courthouse. County supervisors voted unanimously during the meeting to relocate the Confederate monument from the courthouse lawn.

 

 

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