While people chanted “The Whole World’s Watching”, police moved in and arrested about 50 protesters blocking the entrance to a St. Louis federal courthouse today.
They were demanding a more aggressive response from the U.S. government to what they call racist law enforcement practices.
Now, for the second time in a year, the people of Ferguson, Missouri, find themselves living under a declared state of emergency. This is response to continued civil unrest, as well as the violence and looting that followed Sunday’s anniversary of the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Last night, police shot and critically wounded another black teenager after he allegedly fired at police in an unmarked vehicle.
His father calls the police account of the incident “a bunch of lies,” and says his son was unarmed.
Protestor captures arrests on video
These Vine videos were sent out on Twitter by Deray Mckesson (@deray), with “permission granted to use all videos and tweets.”
And the arrests begin. STL. https://t.co/3GUSZiMOmn— deray mckesson (@deray) August 10, 2015
Dotson personally telling people they must leave. DOJ. STL. https://t.co/h7pDUUuXEW— deray mckesson (@deray) August 10, 2015
And the arrests continue. STL. DOJ. https://t.co/ZRbEISA0pG— deray mckesson (@deray) August 10, 2015
They arrested Netta. https://t.co/1pDong9qxF— deray mckesson (@deray) August 10, 2015