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Dozens Arrested In Ferguson Yesterday In Peaceful Protests

Cornel West was among those arrested.

This was yesterday's demonstration, where Moral Monday activists joined with Ferguson October:

At least 42 people, including author Cornel West, were arrested in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday as activists continued to protest police brutality more than two months after a local officer fatally shot an unarmed teen.

West – a renowned academic and former Harvard professor – was among a group of protesters engaged in an organized act of civil disobedience Monday afternoon outside the Ferguson Police Department. Several members of Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy were also arrested alongside West, according to AP.

Those detained were charged for disturbing the peace as some protesters used a bullhorn to read the names of people killed by police nationwide. In total, a crowd of roughly 130 activists gathered in front of the station, according to MSNBC.


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