Local groups condemn continued police violence, hit the streets to support “Ferguson October: A Weekend of Resistance,”
St. Louisians demand justice for Mike Brown and an end to police violence
St. Louis, MO (Oct. 9, 2014)— On the heels of yet another police shooting in St. Louis, members of the Don’t Shoot Coalition are raising a call to action to join thousands seeking justice and an end to police violence by taking to the streets this weekend in a series of protests, rallies and events for “Ferguson October: A Weekend of Resistance.”
The Don’t Shoot Coalition, a diverse local coalition of more than 50 local organizations working to address systemic problems of police practices in black and brown communities, has joined with hundreds of organizations in leading this effort. The Coalition, which convened in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, has called for an end to police violence in our community.
“As last night’s shooting, and too many others demonstrate, our streets still are not safe from police targeting for many members of our community,” said Jamala Rogers of St. Louis’ Organization for Black Struggle, a member of the Don’t Shoot Coalition. “We will take to the streets this weekend to say ‘no more.’ No more violence, no more shootings, no more profiling. This is about basic human dignity for the people of our community.” Read more