Around the St. Louis area, demonstrations marked the two-month anniversary of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. Former Harvard professor Cornel West was among 42 who were arrested outside the Ferguson Police Department.
An officer shot a man who reportedly pointed a handgun at him as demonstrations continued in the wake of Michael Brown’s fatal shooting in a St. Louis suburb.
Heeding Rev. Al Sharpton’s call for Justice Rallies in 100 cities to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, federal buildings and state houses across the country were marched on by peaceful demonstrators demanding the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws. The sentiment across the state lines were similar, protestors the country over are hoping to turn, as one rally speaker said, this “Travyon Martin moment” into a “movement.”
When it comes to making witty signs for Proposition 8 protest rallies, the gays are by no means suffering in the zinger department.
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