Activist Cornel West Arrested In Ferguson, Missouri
Author and activist Cornel West has been protesting with several other supporters in Ferguson, Missouri since Sunday night. This Monday, during the “Ferguson October” rally, which has been attended by over 1,000 protesters, Cornel was arrested during peaceful protest demonstrations. Los Angeles Times reporter, Matt Pearce wrote on Twitter that West was joined by clergy in a march to the Ferguson police station on Monday. The demonstration, Pearce wrote, was “highly coordinated” with “organizers clearing paths, sending clergy in waves … willing to get arrested.” Protesters planned a “day of action” Monday, demanding the arrest of the police officer who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
“It’s a beautiful thing to see people on fire for justice, but I didn’t come here to give a speech,” West said during a discussion on Sunday night. “I came here to go to jail.” And that he did, the fight is not over we have to make sure we are out there voting and putting the right people in place of power. #vote
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