Hundreds of people from around the country gathered in St. Louis over the weekend for four days of planned demonstrations protesting the shooting of Michael Brown. Dubbed Ferguson October, the protests were also used as a platform to bring racism in America and officer-related shootings to
More than two months after Brown was killed, officer Darren Wilson, who shot the unarmed 18 year old, is still a free man. Three other fatal police shootings of black males have occurred in the St. Louis area since Brown’s death on Aug. 9.
The protests — held in various locations throughout St. Louis, including outside Busch Stadium as the Cardinals played the San Francisco Giants — began on Friday outside prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s office.
The demonstrations were mostly peaceful, though officers used pepper spray on Sunday and arrested 17 people on suspicion of unlawful assembly. Approximately ten clergy leaders and activists, including Dr. Cornel West, a prominent professor of African-American studies at Princeton University, were arrested on Monday as they demonstrated, calling for Wilson’s indictment.