As Atlanta officials wait for protests over police brutality to end, Martin Luther King Jr.’s former friend blasted protesters.
Protesters have been out in the streets for days, which isn’t sitting well with Andrew Young. Young, one of Dr. King’s best friends, should understand the power of protest, but now he’s on the side of police.
“Those are some unlovable little brats out there some times,” Andrew Young told Atlanta police officers during a “pep talk”, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. “Don’t let anybody get you upset.”
Young went on to tell the cops that he’s fed up with the protesters.
“These kids are able to show off with no consequences. I just hope they get tired of it,” Young adding that the protests could “mess up the climate we have taken 50 years to build.”
The Georgia NAACP took issue with Young’s derisive comments in a statement.
“While not discounting Andrew Young’s historical contributions to this nation’s progress, Mr. Young cannot cloak himself with the memory of Dr. (Martin Luther) King and expect that serious students of the civil rights movement will not call foul on his statements denigrating legitimate protest only to appease his establishment and corporate friends,” said Francys Johnson, president of the Georgia NAACP.