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Georgia residents aren’t wasting any time with shelter in place restrictions loosening up. New footage has surfaced of folks coming together at an Atlanta mall to purchase a pair of new Air Jordan sneakers.
According to reports, the massive crowds gathered this past Saturday. The new sneaker sold out online and sparked a ton of people forming lines at a local mall.
Shoppers packed close to form lines that wrapped outside Greenbriar Mall on Saturday to get their hands on the new Air Jordan 5 “Fire Red” sneakers, news station 11Alive reported. Video posted to social media showed people waiting to get into the mall and then again outside the shoe store Jimmy Jazz. (New York Post)
Seeing Is Believing
Footage also surfaced from the Saturday mall frenzy. Clips show residents lined up outside of a Jimmy Jazz apparel store moments before it opened.
“Here’s what it looked like as Jimmy Jazz’s doors opened at Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta. Everyone I talked to was in line for a new Air Jordan 5 that sold out online.” –Twitter
Wait, There’s More
Heading into this past Sunday, Georgia has nearly 30,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the state went into its initial lockdown. Over 1,100 people have died to date in the Peach State.
As of 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, there had been 28,330 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia since the outbreak began and 1,175 deaths. Fulton County leads the state in known cases with 2,928 and, with 122 deaths, trails only Dougherty County in southwest Georgia in fatalities tied to the virus. (11 Alive)
Before You Go
Over the past few days, Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz has helped feed the needy. Deuce has relied on his local restaurant to focus on takeout orders and helping the homeless.
“Doin my part to make a difference ! What you doin besides holding ya nuts on a young black entrepreneurs ???? What happen to the media today ??? Feeding the homeless ain’t that interesting huh ?? SPIN CYCLE TONI” -2 Chainz’s Instagram