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Eyewitness: Ferguson’s heroic resistance



If It Had Not Been alicewalkersgarden web Photo Gloria La Riva


Excerpt from “Eyewitness: Ferguson’s heroic resistance” article: ”To hear the news reports or listen to Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri yesterday, you’d think the protesters of Ferguson were bent on looting and destruction, and that a midnight curfew and police were needed to protect the people.

But last night at 12:30 a.m., the dozens of police who amassed on the street to enforce a midnight curfew launched a brutal attack on 75 protesters peacefully standing their ground to demonstrate. First, the police fired multiple tear gas canisters into the middle of the crowd, and dense clouds filled the air.


Next came a fire of rubber bullets, sending those of us in the line of fire to crouch to the ground to avoid getting hit. Several were wounded, one man critical in circumstances still not clear.

The riot came from the cops, not the people.”   Please read the full article