Demonstrators marching from Ferguson to Missouri’s capital to protest the police shooting death of Michael Brown were met with opposition as they passed through a rural town.
Democratic Missouri state senator and University City school board member, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, says she and local education officials have been changing their curriculum to “prepare” students to protest the Ferguson decision.
Tuesday morning brought another phase of the protest in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision.
With a decision by a Ferguson grand jury believed to be imminent, Attorney General Eric Holder is exhorting police across the nation to prepare appropriately for demonstrations and “minimize needless confrontation” with protesters.
Police say of the five people arrested, none were from Ferguson.
Emails obtained by The Associated Press show the Missouri Highway Patrol captain placed in charge of security in Ferguson after Michael Brown’s death was both vilified and praised for appearing to sympathize with protesters.
The Rev. Al Sharpton says he’ll be with the family of Michael Brown when the grand jury’s decision is released as to whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will be criminally charged.
Want police to protect demonstrators’ rights to “protest in public without interference.”
Nixon said that once the decision is announced, the state highway patrol will work with St. Louis County and city police as one unified command. The National Guard will also be available if needed.
Patricia Bynes says she was standing across the street from the Ferguson Police Station when a group of 20 surrounded, harassed, and threatened her, and told her to stop talking to the media.