Ferguson Protestors Threatening Metrolink as Next Target

Kevin Killeen (@KMOXKilleen)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Metrolink to the Cardinals playoff games may be the next target of Ferguson protestors as they threaten civil disobedience at the St. Louis games.

Thousands of fans take the Metrolink to and from the games. Metro officials say there are 4,500 boardings at the Busch Stadium Metro Station on an average weekend game day. That compares to 500 boardings on a non-game weekend day.

Civil rights activist Eric Vickers has sent a letter to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, warning of “mass assemblages, civil disobedience arrests and blocking public transportation” around Cardinal playoff games.

The letter asks Selig to help pressure local officials for a special prosecutor in the Michael Brown case.

Vickers made headlines in 2004 when he led an action to block Metrolink to protest minority hiring practices.

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