Suicide or Lynching: Black Man Found Hanging From a Tree in Piedmont Park, ATL

Suicide or Lynching: Black Man Found Hanging From a Tree in GeorgiaOn Tuesday it was Alton Sterling. On Wednesday it was Philando Castile. On Thursday it’s another victim.

Twitter is buzzing over a black man found hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park in Georgia. Much of Twitter is calling it a modern-day lynching but the Atlanta police are calling it suicide.


There isn’t much detail on the story except that officers were called to the Charles Allen entrance of the park around 5 a.m. Thursday (Jul 7) where they found a man’s body hanging from a tree by a rope, police spokesman Donald Hannah said.

The emergency officials pronounced him dead on the scene.

“There were no discernible signs of a struggle or foul play,” Hannah said. “(A Fulton County medical examiner) concurred that the death was consistent with a suicide.”

The man has yet to be identified.

While the police are claiming suicide Twitter is calling it a lynching. Many users said KKK members were passing out fliers the night before his body was found.

We will update on the story when we know more.


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