A local civil rights group gathered outside Truist Park Tuesday in support of Major League Baseball pulling the All-Star Game out of Georgia.
‘It’s not all about the money It’s about being right and wrong,” said Gerald Rose, president of the New Order National Human Rights Organization.
As Rose and his organization spoke outside the stadium, crews took down the giant All-Star game sign that would have greeted fans in July and all season.
The symbol of pride and now sadness for some is a victory for others.
“We feel it was an attack on the minority community, but the people have spoken. Pressure has came down, that’s why the game was cancelled,” Rose said.
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The organization, which is based in Cobb County and partners with the Braves for a youth outreach program, applaud the decision made by MLB.
The group says it doesn’t like seeing money leaving the state and are not pushing for more boycotts or corporate pressure.
But the New Order National Human Rights Organization believes a message needed to be sent.
“We don’t want to impose any more economic restraints on an already damaged economy in Georgia, but we’re asking to bring attention to changing,” said Kyle Jones, chairman of the New Order National Human Rights Organization. “We need our legislators to understand just because you have the majority doesn’t mean that it is right to impose your sanctions on everybody.”
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