The third “Cars for Care, Not Cops” caravan started at the BP on Chase Street as demonstrators wrote phrases like “Black Lives Matter,” “I can’t breathe,” “white silence = violence” and “defund the police” on their vehicles or signs they hung out of windows.

The caravan made several laps through downtown before stopping in the intersection of College Avenue and Broad Street to honk and chant while blocking traffic. The protest ended when Georgia State Patrol and Athens-Clarke County police told drivers they would be arrested for blocking the road. These officers issued Athens-Clarke County commissioner Mariah Parker a ticket, and other protesters donated money to help pay for it. 

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