Crowds Gather at Atlanta Mall to Buy Air Jordans After Lockdown Lifted

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 22: Air Jordan Sneakers on display at the 2018 BET Experience Fan Fest at Los Angeles Convention Center on June 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for BET)
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An Atlanta, Georgia, mall saw massive crowds gather on Saturday, with people lining up to buy the recently released Air Jordan sneakers after Republican Gov. Brian Kemp lifted lockdown restrictions over the weekend.

Shoppers formed lines that wrapped around the Greenbriar Mall on Saturday, to own a pair of the newly released Air Jordan 5 “Fire-Red” sneakers, WXIA reported.

A video posted to social media showed people waiting on a line to get into the mall and then on another line outside the shoe store Jimmy Jazz.

“Everyone I talked to was in line for a new Air Jordan 5 that sold out online,” tweeted NBC producer Charlie Gile.

Elsewhere in Atlanta, people emerged to enjoy the parks or witness the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds flyover on Saturday afternoon.

The frenzy at the mall and among many Atlanta residents comes after Kemp allowed the shelter-in-place orders to expire and let most businesses reopen.

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