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Ferguson October Protesters Clash With St. Louis Police 10/12

October 11, 2014 - The most amazing moment of the #Ferguson protests

Ferguson October Day 2 Protests 2014

St. Louis "Ferguson October" march

Ferguson October

Tef Poe (Kareem Jackson) speaks to Ferguson October

Ferguson October March: Video 3

St Louis Saturday Morning Of Ferguson October

Ferguson October March

'Ferguson October' Protesters March Through St. Louis Walmart

Getting Comfortable With the Uncomfortable About Ferguson

"Oh, what's his name? Uhhhhhmmm... oh yeah Trayvon."<p>"I will call out your name, I will call out your name," said a poet at the Living Memorial for the Blacktivism Conference at Harvard University. As the white student, across the room, was struggling to remember Trayvon's dear name, it was then …

New wave of protests reveal anger at high unemployment for black Americans

A lack of jobs may not be the issue that first comes to mind when you think about the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but many protesters spoke of the connection they see between police violence and lack of economic opportunity<p>“There are no jobs,” is the first reason Denzil Dean, a …

Ferguson and the Violence of Sanitizing the Struggle for Civil Rights | VICE News

Last spring I was in Brooklyn's East Flatbush neighborhood a few nights after 16-year-old Kimani Gray was shot dead by the NYPD. The streets had erupted in riotous protests that week; 46 people were arrested, a Rite-Aid store was looted, windows were smashed.<p>In the days that followed, predictable …

Justice department, Ferguson: Head investigator's bio.

The <i>Huffington Post</i>'s Ryan Reilly—one of the reporters who, in August, was arrested for more or less no good reason in a Ferguson McDonald's—has a …

Why We Should Applaud Ferguson Protesters for Interrupting Last Night’s NFL Game

Last night, St. Louis Rams fans were engrossed in the second half of their team’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, when a giant banner dropped …

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‘Moral Monday’ Protests Flare Up Across St. Louis on Final Day of Ferguson Weekend of Action | VICE News

Non-violent protests flared up across St. Louis on Monday — faster than the public and police could keep up with — in a powerful demonstration of the ongoing momentum of a movement born in August in the nearby suburb of Ferguson, where the police killing of black teenager Mike Brown sparked anger …

'Ferguson October' protests come to an end with arrests

Four days of peaceful protest in the Missouri town of Ferguson came to an end on Monday as a community and its supporters paid homage to African-American youths killed in recent weeks by police. But tempers flared at the end and some fifty arrests were made as protesters struggled with police.<p>In …

Meet The DOJ Police Reform 'Pioneer' Who Could Bring About Change In Ferguson

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department official charged with reforming the Ferguson Police Department in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown helped pioneer the federal government’s approach to police misconduct in the 1990s and has overseen a dramatic spike in civil rights probes of law …

As Ferguson Protests Spread, So Does Residents' Backlash Around St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- The locations of demonstrators who descended on the St. Louis area over the weekend to push for national reforms regarding police brutality led to some heated confrontations with area residents.<p>The "weekend of resistance" known as "Ferguson October" was in response to the death of …

Clergy Arrested During 'Ferguson October' Protests Asked Police To 'Repent'

Clergy members were at the front lines in Ferguson during mass protests on Monday that rocked a city still haunted by the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.<p>Christian, Jewish, and Muslim clergy from around the country were among the first of more than 50 people arrested …

Ferguson underscores how much elections matter

Voter registration has surged by more than 3,000 people in Ferguson, Mo., since Aug. 9, when the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, by a white police officer touched off sometimes-violent protests.<p>That's good news for democracy. Racial unrest in Ferguson has underscored …

Ferguson Protesters March On as the Movement's Generational Divide Grows Deeper | VICE News

Hundreds of demonstrators participating in what has been dubbed "Ferguson October" peacefully took over the campus of St. Louis University overnight to demand justice for Mike Brown and Vonderrit Myers and ask the university's students to join their movement.<p>About 1,000 protesters descended on the …

Tom Morello Drops Protest Song 'Marching on Ferguson'

Studio version of Morello's bluesy rocker will help benefit Ferguson protestors arrested in the Michael Brown shooting's aftermath<p>On September 5th at …

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St Louis protests: Ferguson activists reject religious leaders’ platitudes

Younger black generation rails at ineffectiveness of peaceful tactics as day of mass civil disobedience begins across city<p>Frustration and anger among young black Americans at an older generation’s apparent failure to adequately respond to the killing of Michael Brown by a white police officer in …

St. Louis' pride and unrest: Cardinals October vs. 'Ferguson October'

In October, a month in which St. Louis' civic identity is normally dedicated to Cardinals playoff baseball, the city's unresolved racial tensions are competing for center stage as hundreds and possibly thousands of demonstrators have gathered for a weekend of meetings and protests called "Ferguson …

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Rand Paul Visits Ferguson Ahead of Fresh Protests

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