Ferguson demonstrations continue to raise awareness in D.C.

After the grand juries failed to indict both officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, cities across the country, including D.C., have been organizing demonstrations almost daily.

Last Wednesday, protestors in the District blocked traffic near 16th and H St. Northwest after news broke of the decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed Garner. This decision came only a week after the release of the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson. In their protest, demonstrators made their way toward the White House to 15th and Pennsylvania and continued to block the streets.

The Ferguson D.C. movement has continued to mobilize with nearly two dozen demonstrators at the Capitol this morning. Tonight at 5 p.m., there is a planned marched from the White House to Dupont Circle. Following the march at 7 p.m., organizers of the movement will host a petition kickoff at the Justice Center for their most recent petition to end Metropolitan Police Department jump-outs.

This Wednesday, Mothers Against Police Brutality, CODEPINK, Institute for Policy Studies, National Congress of Black Women, and Hands Up D.C. Coalition are hosting a vigil in honor of mothers who have lost their children to police brutality. The vigil will take place at 5 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Justice.

The D.C. Ferguson movement also says they have “Save the Date” events planned for December 13 and January 15.

 

Photo: Neil Cooler via flickr

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