Congressional Staffers Walk Out For Eric Garner And Mike Brown

#BlackLivesMatter: Congressional Staffers Walk Out With Their Hands Up To Protest Eric Garner, Mike Brown Decisions

- By Bossip Staff

Gotta love this solidarity

Congressional Staffers Walk Out For Eric Garner And Mike Brown

News is currently spreading that over 100 members of the congressional staff have walked out of their jobs (with their hands up) to protest the lack of indictments in the Eric Garner and Mike Brown cases.

The Hill reports:

Congressional staff members staged a walkout Thursday in protest of the recent killings of black men by police officers, both of which did not result in grand jury indictments.

They were protesting the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York.

Protesters have gathered nationwide in the wake of the decisions by grand juries to clear the officers who killed both men.

The walkout comes as both chambers attempt to pass a $1.1 trillion spending measure and avoid another government shutdown.

Predominantly African-American congressional staffers stood on the steps of the Capitol and made the “Hands up, don’t shoot” gesture that has come to symbolize opposition to the non-indictments.

The walkout was organized by members of several groups dedicated to organizing congressional staff who are members of minority communities, according to CNN.

Inspiring to see that even Congressional staff sees that black lives matter.



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