Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri say they will begin disrupting grocery stores and sports events unless Officer Darren Wilson is arrested.
Officer Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson on August 9, and the grand jury for the incident has until next year to decide whether or not Wilson should face charges. Protesters say charges need to be filed now, and they are going to take to the streets unless “justice” is served.
Mail Online reports that protesters made their plans known at the September 16th St. Louis City Council meeting. They “promised to disrupt grocery stores” and warned that if St. Louis Cardinals make it to the World Series, they will disrupt that too.
The protesters grew louder as the council meeting went on, demanding not only the arrest of Wilson but also “the resignations of both County Police Chief John Belmar and Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson.” They also demanded that County Prosecutor Robert McCullock be removed from the case.
CBS St. Louis reports that the protesters are also trying to get St. Louis Rams ticket holders to donate tickets so protesters can “get in the dome” and shut the game down.
One protester, “Umar Lee,” released a video in which he said, “St. Louis people, donate them tickets to protesters. Show your support for Mike Brown, show your support for Ferguson.”
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