SUGAR HILL — The Gwinnett County Police Department was forced to block off a portion of SR 20/Nelson Brogdon Boulevard on Friday evening in Sugar Hill.  The portion of SR 20 was in between the two major roads of Buford Highway and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

The Gwinnett Police Department said that a group of protesters moved into the roadway blocking traffic.  Fearing that injuries would occur, they shut down the road temporarily to motorists along that stretch of SR 20 for a short period of time on Friday evening.  The road has since been reopened and the protests remained peaceful.



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3 Comment

    • Neighbor -

    • June 20, 2020 at 16:12 pm

    Your article is very misleading. This was a planned march to celebrate the First Annual Juneteenth celebration in Sugar Hill. Please contact a member of the city council or Black Women Association of Sugar Hill for details.

    • Nadine -

    • June 20, 2020 at 19:55 pm

    In my opinion, the reporter has reported “fake news”. The Gwinnett police were NOT forced to block off Nelson Brogdon Blvd. The Gwinnett police knew about the peaceful march and were told the route we were taking. They instructed us where they would hold traffic to ensure our safety while crossing the streets, which took a very short time of traffic being held. The motorists were very patient, friendly, and supportive of our march. Some were blowing their horns and waving to us in a positive manner. There was NO FEAR of injuries as this was, with the assistance of the police and the organizers, a planned event. The reference to the protest remaining peaceful may possibly be consistent only to her way of thinking and reporting as the protest started out and ended peacefully. I had the opportunity to speak with two of the officers who were very kind, thoughtful, and considerate of our freedom to hold a peaceful protest in the town “WE THE PEOPLE” pay our taxes. I would like to give a special ‘THANK YOU to the officers that offered me water, Gatorade, and a ride when I was not able to keep walking with the brave and proud neighbors of Sugar Hill, GA 30518


    A 64 year old Veteran that fought for our rights

    • Abi Glisson -

    • June 20, 2020 at 21:56 pm

    There wasn’t any other way you could have written this article than to make it seem like the protesters were doing something wrong? You couldn’t have even mentioned what they were marching for?

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