KEY POINTS

  • Three protesters in their 20s followed a couple of Georgia cops home and torched their patrol cars
  • They are now facing multiple charges without bonds
  • One of the protesters said in an interview that he wanted to protest George Floyd's death peacefully 

Three young protesters in Georgia are now at the Gwinnett County jail after following some cops home and torching their patrol cars.

Ebuka Chike-Morah, 21, Alvin Joseph, 21, and Lakaila Mack, 20, have been slapped with multiple charges and were denied bonds Friday (June 5) for their acts of vandalism.

Around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday (June 2), 911 received a call about a blazing car somewhere in Duluth. Another call came right before midnight in Lawrenceville, reporting the same incident.

Witnesses said that a dark-colored car was on the scene, and they described the suspects to the police. When the three individuals were caught, the cops found an accelerant in their getaway car.

burning_car Protesters in Georgia followed some cops home and burned their patrol vehicles. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Court records show that Chike-Morah, Joseph, and Mack are facing charges of "first-degree arson, criminal trespass, possession of tools for the commission of a crime and interference with government property." They are also facing two counts of "possession of an explosive device by a person under indictment or previously convicted of a felony."

Incidentally, Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta, GA. was able to talk to Chike-Morah at the protests rally Saturday (May 30) outside Sugarloaf Mills Mall. Apparently, the protest turned violent, and an officer used a stun gun on Chike-Morah, who was shirtless. He told the press that he just wanted to protest peacefully.

"They unloaded the bus trying to catch us but I’m not getting got," Chike-Morah said. "I can speak for myself. I don’t know what they got going on. I’m just trying to go home and go to work tomorrow."

Meanwhile, police are still trying to determine if one of the three protesters have also been behind the thrashing of a patrol car in another officer's home in Lawrenceville. The cop found his windshield and driver's window smashed Wednesday morning.

As tensions flared during the protests, some cop cars were also burned in Hall County and in Gainesville. Atlanta’s protests against the unjust killing of Floyd by cops have gone on its eighth day, as of June 5, without any arrests.