Protesters Prepare for the Worst in Ferguson

Jennifer S. Mann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, “Three months and nearly 350 arrests since they first took to the streets protesting the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer, activists here and across the nation are girding for round two.” Mann reported from a training session in St. Louis for activists led by the Rev. Rev. Osagyefo Sekou of the First Baptist Church of Boston. She writes, “If the grand jury deliberating charges against Officer Darren Wilson does not indict him, protesters will flood the streets — that’s a promise. What nobody can predict is whether that type of mass gathering will erupt into arson, looting, tear gas and rubber bullets like last time.”

Read at St. Louis Post-Dispatch

© 2011 Religion & Politics