Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside the Georgia governor's mansion in Atlanta on Monday evening, only to learn Nathan Deal was out of the country.
But the lack of a governor did not dampen the spirit of the growing group. They reportedly vowed to stay as long as it would take to get a meeting with Atlanta's Mayor Kasim Reed.
Police were monitoring the protest as a few hundred peaceful demonstrators amassed on the street. In order to manage the traffic flow and protect the protesters, police blocked the roads accessing the street where the governor's residence is located. This move forced many to park at a nearby shopping mall and walk a few blocks to the protest.
The traffic control move also apparently prevented food and water deliveries to the crowd. This was something the protesters did not enjoy.
So when police got a Chick-fil-A delivery, one protester was not pleased — and let Twitter know about it, complete with video and commentary:
Black Lives Matter protester complains that APD are eating Chick-fil-A and they got none.pic.twitter.com/Nx51bqAjqd— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 12, 2016
Of course, Twitter reacted with snark and mockery:
@Breaking911 LOL I love how they think their protest should be catered and that the cops shouldn't have dinner. GTFO. lol— Skinny (@skinnypresident) July 12, 2016
@Breaking911 this is the future? Next time bring your own chicken— Habib Johnsonopolis (@Kenjohn50n) July 12, 2016
But even then protesters were undeterred and issued a new demand of food, water and medicine — in the form of a chant:
Protesters who set up shop outside Governor's Mansion want deliveries. They're now chanting: "Food. Medicine. Water. Now."— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) July 12, 2016
For the record, Mayor Reed did arrive, met with a representative from the protest and agreed to a follow-up meeting with city officials at a later date. The protesters called this "a win."
Shortly after midnight, as news of the meeting was announced to the people on the street, the protest ended.
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