A crowd of protesters has taken to the streets of Washington, DC, expressing their solidarity with the people of Ferguson who gathered earlier on Saturday in remembrance of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by police earlier this month.
Chanting “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” the Washington protesters took over the streets in a northeast neighbourhood, blocking the traffic. Wondering “How many must die?” till police brutality and racism is stopped, protesters demanded “Justice for Mike Brown!”
Earlier in the day, hundreds of people gathered in Ferguson, Missouri calling for justice over the killing of Brown. Protesters said that this is just the beginning of a movement to highlight US racial inequality.
The rally started where the unarmed 18-year old was shot dead on August 9th by white police officer Darren Wilson in the small Missouri town, AP reports. There were children and families among the protesters who wore T shirts and carried banners with the ubiquitous sign “hands up, don’t shoot.”