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Planned protest to stop traffic on major highways in St Louis

Posted by on Aug. 31, 2014 at 9:13 AM
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I know some don't feel Fox is reliable, but this is our local news link. Stopping traffic on major interstates doesn't seem like a safe way to get the point across. Especially on a holiday weekend with increased traveling. 

http://fox2now.com/2014/08/31/ferguson-protesters-plan-to-halt-highway-traffic-on-labor-day/



by on Aug. 31, 2014 at 9:13 AM
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tcallisto
by Member on Aug. 31, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Sorry!!  I can't get it to be clicky :(

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Aug. 31, 2014 at 11:13 AM
Can you cut and paste the story?
VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Aug. 31, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Ferguson protesters plan to halt highway traffic on Labor Day


FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-There’s a call from Ferguson protestors that could have an impact on-your- holiday weekend. During the massive, but peaceful “National March on Ferguson” Saturday, demonstrators revealed a new plan for civil disobedience: halt highway traffic across the St. Louis area on Labor Day.

More than a thousand people took to the streets Saturday for the march. They shut down West Florissant Avenue, marching to the spot where Michael Brown was shot and killed three weeks ago, then to a park in Ferguson. It was there, in the rain, that the plan was thrown out by organizers. They’re asking everyone involved to drive onto highways around St. Louis at 4:30pm on Monday, Labor Day and stop their cars for four and a half minutes. The time frame is intended to symbolize the four and a half hours Michael Brown’s body was in the street after he was shot.

Organizers say this will just be the beginning of such disturbances.

Zaki Baruti said, “If some of our demands are not dealt with, you’ll see more civil disobedience in the spirit of Dr. King, because we’re not just going to sit by and just let injustice be constantly impacting us.”

Most notable of their demands, the firing and arrest of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown. That is currently in the hands of a grand jury.

It is unclear at this point how many people might participate in the seemingly dangerous practice of stopping cars on an interstate highway. No word at this point how police might respond.


http://fox2now.com/2014/08/31/ferguson-protesters-plan-to-halt-highway-traffic-on-labor-day/

VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Aug. 31, 2014 at 11:46 AM
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Organizers say this will just be the beginning of such disturbances.

“If some of our demands are not dealt with, you’ll see more civil disobedience in the spirit of Dr. King"



stupid animated GIF

yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Aug. 31, 2014 at 12:10 PM

 I am not sure inconveniencing innocent people and possibly risking their lives and property should there be a fire or medical emergency, is the best way to get this message across. 

quickbooksworm
by Silver Member on Aug. 31, 2014 at 12:21 PM
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The organizers don't seem to understand MLK or civil disobedience. MLK encouraged refusing to obey unjust laws. This protest is breaking a law that has nothing to do with their goal, and will endanger many people.
coolmommy2x
by Gold Member on Aug. 31, 2014 at 12:23 PM
I totally agree. Are they protesters or toddlers?

Quoting VooDooB:

Organizers say this will just be the beginning of such disturbances.

“If some of our demands are not dealt with, you’ll see more civil disobedience in the spirit of Dr. King"

stupid animated GIF

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coolmommy2x
by Gold Member on Aug. 31, 2014 at 12:24 PM
Details, details...

Quoting quickbooksworm: The organizers don't seem to understand MLK or civil disobedience. MLK encouraged refusing to obey unjust laws. This protest is breaking a law that has nothing to do with their goal, and will endanger many people.
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quickbooksworm
by Silver Member on Aug. 31, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Perhaps they are forgetting our government does not respond to ultimatums, even to save the lives of hostages.

Quoting VooDooB:

Organizers say this will just be the beginning of such disturbances.

“If some of our demands are not dealt with, you’ll see more civil disobedience in the spirit of Dr. King"

stupid animated GIF

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Aug. 31, 2014 at 12:28 PM
what highway? I-44?

if so... just go around.
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