Community faith leaders urge Sanders to resign during Supes meeting
Rev. Ron Houston and several other community faith leaders asked District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders to resign at the supervisors meeting on Monday at the Lowndes County Courthouse in Columbus.
Lowndes County Supervisors pray before starting their meeting on Monday at the Lowndes County Courthouse in Columbus. District 5 County Supervisor Leroy Brooks stands in the corner of the room instead of at the table as an act of protest against District 1 County Supervisor Harry Sanders and the racist remarks he made about African Americans on June 15.
Rev. Ron Houston speaks on behalf of several community faith leaders, who stand behind him, during the Lowndes County supervisors meeting on Monday at the Lowndes County Courthouse in Columbus. Houston reread the racist remarks County Supervisor Harry Sanders said after the June 15 supervisors meeting. Then Houston asked Sanders to resign.
Community faith leaders stand in the hallway of the Lowndes County Courthouse on Monday during the supervisors meeting in Columbus. Due to COVID-19, scheduled speakers on the agenda had to wait outside the meeting room.
Rev. Ron Houston thanks other community faith leaders for uniting together to demand County Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation on Monday outside the Lowndes County Courthouse in Columbus. Houston spoke during the meeting while others stood behind him to show support.
Protesters shout “Harry must go” in the direction of the county supervisors meeting room on Monday outside the Lowndes County Courthouse in Columbus. Protesters have been gathering during every supervisor meeting since County Supervisor Harry Sanders’ racist remarks were published on June 16.
Jermaine Shanklin shouts into a megaphone on Monday during a county supervisors meeting outside the Lowndes County Courthouse in Columbus. About 11 protesters gathered during the meeting, though at its peak protests saw a crowd of 100 people.
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