Ahmaud Arbery’s Mother Heartbroken Over Violence Across Nation

WAOK Staff
June 02, 2020 - 1:43 pm



Wanda Cooper-Jones, the mother of Ahmaud Arbery, a Georgia man who was killed in February when two white men followed and shot him, joined CNN Sunday night to discuss the protests for George Floyd.

Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody in May and video of the incident sparked national outrage as officers are seen pinning him to the ground with one officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck. 

That outrage has led to protests around the country some have taken place at the same time as vandalism and looting. 

Cooper-Jones said the violence that’s happen during protest has been unfortunate but she empathized with the protesters frustration.

“It really breaks my heart, it’s come to this, the rioting....,“ she told CNN’s Don Lemon. “I truly understand where they’re coming from because black lives are being lost. And they are being lost for no reason.”