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Holocaust Survivor Hedy Epstein, Arrested in Ferguson Protest, Says Racism Is Alive in America

posted on August 20, 2014

At Newsweek, Abigail Jones reports on the arrest of Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor and human rights activist, outside of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s office building Monday. Epstein, who was protesting Nixon’s decision to activate the National Guard in Ferguson, was arrested for “failure to disperse” after being asked to leave by police. Epstein said, “It’s a matter of racism and injustice, and it’s not only in Ferguson … Racism is alive and well in the United States.”

Read at Newsweek