In the Streets in Ferguson: “It is our duty to fight”

January 14, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


Feerguson MO January 10, 2015

Above and below: 50 people marched January 10, 2015 in Ferguson. "People need to stay in the streets as long as it takes to get justice for Mike...." Photo: Special to

Ferguson MO January 10 2015

On January 10, 50 people took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, blocking traffic on W. Florissant Ave. where the rebellion began last August after Michael Brown was murdered by cop Darren Wilson. The march rallied at the Canfield Apartments at the memorial to Mike Brown which has been cared for and defended for 5 months. An organizer of the protest said that people need to stay in the streets as long as it takes to get justice for Mike and other victims of police brutality. He said, “This is our duty to fight. This is our duty to win.” Protesters were mainly young people, many who have been in the streets for months, and some who face heavy charges stemming from arrests at previous protests. A group who had come to Ferguson from New Orleans joined the protest. There were daughters with their mothers marching. Protesters blocked the intersection of W. Florissant Ave. and Canfield Dr., with traffic backed up in both directions for blocks. People in cars and along the sidewalk showed support.

The next day 50 protesters again came out, this time in the rain, to challenge a pro-police rally held at the Ferguson Police Station. The pro-police rally, reported in the media to have 200 people, was organized by a group named “Rally Our Troops.” It included “God bless our police” signs, a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and the presence of the Ferguson Mayor and Police Chief.

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