You go Professor West!
Cornel West Arrested In Ferguson For Protesting
Via HuffPo reports:
Author and activist Cornel West was arrested while demonstrating in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday.
West was in Ferguson as part of the “Ferguson October” rally, which has been attended by over 1,000 protesters.
Journalists in Ferguson tweeted photos of the incident Monday afternoon.
West had joined peaceful demonstrations at St. Louis University on Sunday night. Hours earlier, during a large mass protest service, West said that he came to get arrested.
“It’s a beautiful thing to see people on fire for justice, but I didn’t come here to give a speech,” West said during a discussion on Sunday night. “I came here to go to jail.”
It is so clear now more then ever, Ferguson is only the “tip of the iceberg.” Policing all over the United States is out of control. Police departments have devolved into little more than well-armed gangs out to terrorize the people and shake them down. Black lives matter!
Images Via: IG/Daniel Rivero for Fusion/ St. Louis Dispatch