GPB has compiled Georgians' social media reaction to Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. People across the state expressed support for victims and the people of Massachusetts. Below you'll see a sampling of responses from politicians and concerned citizens.
Tuesday runners met at each of the Big Peach Running Company Stores to run a "Mile of Silence" in honor of those affected by the Boston Marathon Bombings. “Oh, it was awful,” lamented store manager Katie Price, who said store employees watched the live coverage of the race on television. “I mean, we had a lot of people from Big Peach up there… They were working the marathon, so you’re just kind of… surreal. Just, it hit too close to home.”
Members of Congress are calling the bombings at the Boston Marathon acts of terrorism and vowing to bring the perpetrators to justice. Texas Republican Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, says the question is whether the terrorism is foreign or domestic.
Organizers of road races in central Georgia say policy changes and a merger of parks and recreation departments have led them to cancel events. The Allman Brothers Band Museum's Big House Foundation and the Children's Hospital at The Medical Center of Central Georgia both canceled plans for half-marathons this fall.