GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga — Three protesters are in jail Thursday after being arrested for setting police cars on fire.
Police said the vandals tracked those officers to their homes and torched the vehicles.
Ebuka Chike-Morah, Alvin Joseph and Lakaila Mack all face charges for lighting two Gwinnett police cars on fire early Wednesday morning. The cars were parked at the officers’ homes.
WSB-TV had coincidentally interviewed one of the suspects during a protest in Gwinnett County last weekend.
“I’m just trying to get the message across,” Chike-Morah said during the protest outside Sugarloaf Mills Mall. “We’re going to continue walking until we don’t feel like walking no more.”
That peaceful protest Saturday turned ugly when an officer used his stun gun on a shirtless protester. Officers then took him away.
Chike-Morah told WSB-TV that he wanted to peacefully protest and go home, but a few days later he had other plans.
“They unloaded the bus trying to catch us but I’m not getting got. 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,” Chike-Morah said.
Joseph appeared in court Wednesday night, and the other two are expected in court Thursday.
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