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Ferguson protesters plan to halt St. Louis Labor Day traffic

Ferguson Protesters Plan To Halt St. Louis Labor Day Traffic

(NEWSY) While the violence seems to have died down in Ferguson, Missouri, protests calling for civil disobedience continue.

During a peaceful protest march Saturday, organizers shared plans to halt St. Louis traffic on Labor Day.

At the march, organizers asked supporters to drive onto local highways around 4:30 p.m. Monday and stop their cars for four and a half minutes - symbolizing the four and a half hours Michael Brown's body laid in the street after he was killed.

Zaki Baruti, the organizer says, "If some of our demands are not dealt with, you'll see more civil disobedience in the spirit of Dr. King, because we're not just going to sit by and just let injustice be constantly impacting us."

Three weeks ago, unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. While details about what led up to that shooting are still scarce, the community has been calling for action against the officer and other Ferguson officials ever since.

Protesters are demanding the arrest of Wilson, the resignation of the Ferguson police chief and mayor, and prosecution from an independent prosecutor in the case. They are saying they will not back down until that happens.

Police have not yet responded how they plan to deal with possibly hundred of cars stopping suddenly on the highways.

Saturday also saw hundreds gather in Ohio to protest the shooting death of 22-year-old John Crawford.

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Crawford, an African American man, was shot and killed earlier this month at a Walmart by two white police offers following reports a man was waving a gun. Crawford was carrying an air rifle when he was killed.

Protesters say that shooting was unjustified and believe race played a role. They are asking for the Walmart security footage to be released to the public and for a federal investigation.

President Obama spoke out earlier this month saying the "gulf of mistrust" between police and African Americans can not go ignored.

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cahok August 31 2014 at 9:07 PM

The woman leading the parade appears pregnant, I will give 10 to one odds it ain't her first baby and she has no idea who the baby daddy is.

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Nikki August 31 2014 at 9:02 PM

Get a job you bunch of trouble making lazy bums.

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arnoldhoneybrown August 31 2014 at 9:04 PM

They have NO right to cause harm , problems for others , PERIOD !!
Country is getting sick of these folks !

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MERLIN August 31 2014 at 9:05 PM

the only purpose these protesters have is to steal and destroy. and it is in their own home

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jbccarr August 31 2014 at 9:02 PM

restock the stores and they will go home happy shoppers!!

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nola469 August 31 2014 at 9:03 PM

Why don't all of those lazy pieces of crap go get jobs and pay taxes. They're out there because they don't work and live off the tax payers

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notorious6 August 31 2014 at 11:51 PM

Does anyone remember Detective Melvin Santiago? He was a Jersey City police officer who was shot to death just a month ago, on July 13th. Santiago was white. His killer, Lawrence Campbell, was black. Does anyone recall Obama appearing before national television and calling for justice for Officer Santiagos family? Does anyone recall Eric Holder rushing to Jersey City to see that justice was done?
How about Officer Jeffrey Westerfield. He was a Gary, Indiana police officer who was shot to death last month on July 6th. Westerfield was white. His killer, Carl LeEllis Blount, Jr. was black. Where was Obama? Where was Holder?

Or Officer Perry Renn? He was an Indianapolis, Indiana police officer who was shot to death just last month on July 5th, the day before Officer Westerfield was killed. Officer Renn was white. His killer, Major Davis, was black. I don't recall any mention by Obama about the untimely death of Officer Renn. And, I doubt that Eric Holder rushed to Indianapolis to make sure justice was done. Or, maybe I just missed it.
Vermillion Parish Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares was gunned down by two men just last June 23rd in Louisiana. Deputy Bares was white. His two killers, Quintlan Richard and Baylon Taylor, were black. Was Obama outraged? Did Eric Holder rush to Louisiana to make sure that the family of Deputy Bares found justice?
Detective Charles Dinwiddie of the Killeen (Texas) Police Department was murdered by Marvin Lewis Guy, a black male. Officer Dinwiddie was white. This happened on May 11th, just over two months ago. I don't even recall seeing anything about that on the news. Certainly, the white citizens in Killeen didn't take to the streets to loot and burn businesses. Again, I don't recall any mention by Obama or Holder.

Then, there is Officer Kevin Jordan of the Griffin, Georgia Police Department. He was gunned down just two months ago on May 31st. Officer Jordan was black. His killer, Michael Bowman, was white. This was a white man murdering a black police officer. Where was Jesse Jackson? Where was "The Reverend" Al Sharpton? Was there looting and burning on the streets of Griffin, Georgia? No. In fact, I don't recall hearing about this one in the news, as well. Why? You can draw your own conclusions.

Over the past 60 days, there have been five reported deaths of police officers by gunshot in the US. Of those, four were white officers who were murdered by black men. Blacks complain that white officers threaten black men more aggressively on the street. You can draw your own conclusions on that one, as well.

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lisa August 31 2014 at 9:31 PM

Enough already....sick of this whole story. If they do hold up traffic the police need to do something. Its like the cops of St. Louis are afraid of them and it will be a sad day in this country if they give into them. These are a bunch of uneducated, lazy breed of people that continue to hold out their hands and say "hey honkies.....you need to continue to pay for what happened to our ancestors". Just plain sick of it. Haul all their asses to jail.... or put them all on a boat and send them back to where they came from.

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loonymill August 31 2014 at 10:32 PM

This president will be the last black president!!!!!

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orbit7777 September 01 2014 at 12:05 AM

Their "demands" are insane.

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Dianne orbit7777 September 01 2014 at 7:03 AM

Only the Insane demand Insane demands.

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