On Saturday, unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown was shot multiple times by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer while crossing the street with one of his friends.
This afternoon, several hundred people were peacefully protesting in broad daylight and were greeted by a SWAT team and camouflaged men aiming heavy artillery at the crowd. Washington Post Journalist Wesley Lowery and Huffington post Jounalist Ryan J. Reilly were temporarily arrested- two journalists that were very active in reporting the non biased view of the Ferguson events. There was a report that a state senator who questioned authorities about tear gas earlier was also in custody.
There is so much police brutality and racism going on right now. A peaceful protest turned into chaos when police started firing rubber bullets and throwing cans of tear gas.
It is appalling what is going on right now. It truly is, and I haven’t even skimmed the surface.
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