Ferguson unrest

aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri

On August 10, 2014, the day after the shooting of Michael Brown, an African-American 18-year-old, protests began in Ferguson, Missouri. These happened for over two weeks.

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On August 10, a day of memorials began peacefully. However, after an evening candlelight vigil, looting started.[1]

On August 13, The Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and The Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilley were arrested.

CNN reported on 212 arrests.[2] President Barack Obama said that most of the protestors in Ferguson were peaceful.[3]

At a charity event, rapper Nelly led a crowd to join him in chanting "Hands up, don't shoot."[4]

On August 19, two miles from Ferguson a 25-year-old African-American man,[5] Kajieme Powell, was shot and killed by two police officers.[6] Six other people have been injured.

On August 20, St. Ann Police Lieutenant Ray Albers was suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at a peaceful protestor the night before.[7]

Police made an "organized protest zone" in Ferguson.[8]

August 26 was the #HandsUP Global Day of Action.[9]

On August 28 a lawsuit was filed by five people against the Ferguson Police Chief, Thomas Jackson, St Louis County Police Chief, Jon Belmar, officer Justin Cosma and several officers who were not named.[10] A few hundred people held a rally at West Florissant Avenue on August 30.[11]

A memorial for Brown was burned.[12] After this happened there were more protests. Seven people were arrested.[13] The memorial was made again. On October 13, Cornel West was arrested at a peaceful protest.[14]

Reactions change

North Korea called the United States a "human rights graveyard".[15]

References change

  1. "Looting Erupts After Vigil for Slain Missouri Teen Michael Brown". NBC News.
  2. CNN, By Ann O'Neill. "Who was arrested in Ferguson?". CNN. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  3. Thuman, The Associated Press, ABC News, ABC 7 News, Scott (19 August 2014). "Ferguson, Mo.: 78 arrested overnight, only 4 from Ferguson; grand jury to begin hearings Wednesday". WJLA.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. Watch Nelly Lead ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest Chant for Michael Brown – Billboard
  5. Jauregui, Andres (20 August 2014). "Kajieme Powell Identified As Man Killed In St. Louis Officer-Involved Shooting (UPDATED)" – via Huff Post.
  6. "St. Louis Cops Shoot and Kill Man Near Ferguson, Crowd Gathers". NBC News.
  7. Murdock, Sebastian; Jauregui, Andres (20 August 2014). "Cop Ray Albers In Ferguson To Protestors: 'I Will F**king Kill You' (VIDEO)" – via Huff Post.
  8. Holpuch, Amanda (18 August 2014). "Ferguson crisis: Obama says 'young men of colour are left behind' – live updates" – via www.theguardian.com.
  9. "Ferguson Community & St. Louis Residents March from City Hall to US Attorney's Office". St. Louis American.
  10. "Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson residents suing police for $40". The Independent. 29 August 2014.
  11. Press, Associated (30 August 2014). "Ferguson protesters remember Michael Brown and call for Obama visit" – via www.theguardian.com.
  12. Press, Associated (23 September 2014). "Fire destroys memorial at site where Michael Brown was shot" – via www.theguardian.com.
  13. "Arrests made after rocks tossed at police in Ferguson, Missouri". www.cbsnews.com.
  14. Davey, Monica; Blinder, Alan (13 October 2014). "Ferguson Protests Take New Edge, Months After Killing" – via NYTimes.com.
  15. "N Korea calls US 'human rights graveyard' over Ferguson - Channel NewsAsia". Archived from the original on 2014-08-29. Retrieved 2014-09-16.

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