With a grand jury failing to indict Darren Wilson for Michael Brown’s murder, the country is left asking if justice is even possible anymore.
Activists and citizens in Ferguson, Missouri, and around the country gathered in the streets Monday night to protest the killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer.
“For 108 days, we have continuously been admonished that we should ‘let the system work,’ and wait to see what the results are,” protesters and supporters in Ferguson explain in their open letter. “The results are in. And we still don’t have justice.”
Protesters in Ferguson refused to be ignored this weekend. They are the reason that while we might not be able to claim that America is the land of the free, it is most definitely still the home of the brave.
More tweets on the “weekend of resistance” in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13.
Since August 9, there has been a sharp divide between life before Michael Brown was killed and life after. The scab on the wound of racial injustice in the St. Louis region was ripped off, and we’ve all been confronted with the full scope of the infection.
During the Rams vs. 49ers game in St. Louis on Monday night, activists and members of the community protested outside and inside the arena as part of the Ferguson “weekend of resistance.” Despite some drunk fans verbally and physically assaulting protesters, organizers maintained a calm rarely mentioned in media reports.
On the final day billed as part of Ferguson’s “weekend of resistance,” Dr. Cornel West was put in handcuffs outside of the Ferguson Police Department.
A roundup of tweets on the “weekend of resistance” in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13.
Depending on who you ask about the success or effectiveness of the “weekend of resistance” in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13, you’ll get very different responses.