Hundreds of protestors cut off the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade to start their own demonstration.
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The group Shut Down ATL organized the protest on Twitter using #ReclaimMLK.
“We said this MLK Day, this is gonna be the day to reclaim MLK Day because MLK’s legacy was about non-violent civil disobedience and direct action,” said protester Mary Hooks.
Many protestors chanted and held signs, while others participated in what organizers called a “live-in,” lying down in the street.
Errol Davis attended the parade and while he said he agreed with the message, he did not agree with how protesters conveyed it