Louis area police arrest at least 17 during weekend of protests
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) Hundreds Canada Goose Jackets of civil rights activists and Canada Goose Outlet protesters applauded speakers, preachers and poets on Sunday in a an arena in St. Louis, man canada goose Missouri, capping a weekend of protests against police violence that included 17 arrests earlier in canada goose the day.
A protester wears a gas mask during a rally for Michael Brown outside the police department in Ferguson, https://www.canadagooseoutlet4online.com Missouri, October 11, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
Thousands of people staged protest marches, vigils and other demonstrations in the St. canada goose black friday sale Louis area, calling for canada goose clearance the arrest of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, with more protests scheduled for Monday.
Weeks of protests intensified this week after another black teen was cheap canada goose uk shot dead by an off duty Canada Goose Coats On Sale policeman in the city.
Seventeen protesters were arrested early on Sunday at a spontaneous sit in at the entrance to a convenience store in the Shaw neighborhood where Vonderrit Myers Jr, 18, was killed. Police said he had fired on security officers.
people of conscience with cellphones of conscience took a local tragedy and turned it into a global call for justice, Cornell William Canada Goose Online Brooks, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) told the crowd at the Chaifetz Arena on Sunday evening.
Hundreds buy canada goose jacket cheap of activists have traveled from Massachusetts, Virginia, New York, Louisiana and elsewhere to join the weekend protests and teach ins.
Some people in the crowd turned their back on the NAACP speaker canada goose store and then demanded to take the stage themselves to talk about their homegrown movement.
Police in riot gear uk canada goose outlet stand by as protesters march through the streets during the early hours of the morning canada goose coats on sale in St. Louis, Missouri October 13, canadian goose jacket 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
The most passionate response from the crowd came for young protesters who have become movement leaders in St Louis.
a young man living in an oppressed system trying to find my way out, said Canada Goose sale Tef Poe, who has been protesting since the day after Brown was killed. not an canada goose coats organizer. We just real people who saw a problem.
Activist and intellectual Cornel West told the crowd he had not come to make a speech, but to participate in civil disobedience planned for Monday.
came here to go to jail, he said. Protest leaders did not say what type of civil disobedience had been planned.
Witnesses transmitting live video from the small overnight protest in Shaw, a neighborhood of St. Louis, showed a few dozen people sitting on the ground outside the convenience store and said some people were hit with pepper spray and what appeared to have been canada goose factory sale tear gas.
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Police said they used pepper spray and not tear gas. St. Louis cheap Canada Goose Police Chief Sam Dotson tweeted during the protest that protesters were throwing rocks at the police. But the protesters tweeted that they had not thrown anything.
INSULTS The mother of Michael Brown, the 18 Canada Goose online year old shot dead on uk canada goose Aug. 9 by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, canada goose clearance sale walked at the front of a rally on Saturday in the suburb of Ferguson.
Lesley McSpadden, who has criticized Ferguson police, has only rarely participated in protests. She eventually left the group, which grew to more than 1,000 people and moved on to Ferguson police headquarters.
Brown death triggered a national uproar in August over police accountability and protesters canada goose uk outlet have called for the arrest and prosecution of the officer, Darren Wilson. canada goose uk shop A grand jury is considering the case.
At the culmination of the Ferguson canada goose uk black friday march on Saturday night, protesters shouted buy canada goose jacket insults at a line of police in helmets and shields, with some demonstrators wearing bandanas or scarves over their faces. But there were no arrests or violence, a police spokesman Canada Goose Parka said.
Earlier on Saturday, thousands of protesters in downtown St. Louis marched and rallied at a plaza, where organizers included Hands Up United, an activist group that emerged after Brown death.
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