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M/S Protesters chanting outside church C/U Protesters chanting outside church W/S Protesters chanting outside church C/U Greater St. Mark church sign SOT, Philipp Agnew, activist of Dream Defenders (English): "This is a very clear determined intentional raid on a place to make sure that the people that they tear gas every single night are not able to find relief or safety in this community." M/S Greater St. Mark church pastor SOT, Thenjiwe, member of St Greater Mark Church (English): "Yesterday they came, they took out their assault rifles and they lined our church, and they said we hear people are coming in and out of your church with gas masks on." M/S Outline of Michael Brown graffiti SOT, Thenjiwe, member of St Greater Mark Church (English): "They are escalating their violence and aggression on the only safe space we got right now in Ferguson." M/S Amnesty International observers and crowd M/S Amnesty International observer M/S Amnesty International observer taking notes M/S Amnesty International observers M/S Crowd outside Greater St. Mark Church M/S Crowd outside Greater St. Mark Church W/S Greater St. Mark church sign
The St Greater Mark church in Ferguson was raided by armed police Wednesday morning, following reports of protesters entering the building for relief.
Activist groups, church goers and spectators gathered outside the building to decry police violence and their invasion of what protesters called 'the only safe space ... in ferguson.'
The church has been offering treatment for tear gas and other injuries related to the heavy policing in the area, as well as food, water, and respite from clashes in the area.
Just days after her 90th birthday, Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein was arrested Monday in St. Louis when she was part of a protest outside Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s office. Epstein was born in Germany and left in 1939 on a Kindertransport to England. Her parents died in Auschwitz. Epstein is a co-founder of the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee and St. Louis branch of Jewish Voice for Peace. In 2011, she was part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, and was a passenger on the U.S.-flagged ship, The Audacity of Hope. Over the years she has made many solidarity trips to the West Bank. Epstein criticizes the police handling of protests in Ferguson. “It’s the same kind of violence that I’ve observed when I was in the Israeli-occupied Palestine,” Epstein says. “I know what it feels like to be discriminated against, to be oppressed, and I can’t stand idly by when I see there are
The priest served at St. Michael in Elizabeth, St. Isaac Jogues in Elrama, St. Margaret in Green Tree, St. Susanna in Penn Hills, St. Alphonsus in Springdale, and St. Denis in Versailles, which is now part of St. Patrick parish in McKeesport.
On Aug 9th, 2014 a Ferguson police officer racially profiled and fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown as the teen stood in the street with his hands in the air. The family & community are calling his death an execution. Join us in demanding full accountability today.
On Aug 9th, 2014 a Ferguson police officer racially profiled and fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown as the teen stood in the street with his hands in the air. Since the tragic police killing, many have been injured in the war-like environment as police displayed blatant disregard for civil rights — unlawfully arresting dozens of people including members of the press.
Join us in calling on Pres. Obama and AG Holder to deploy Federal Marshals to protect Missouri residents from an out of control police force.
After seven days occupying Decimus Burton's Ionic Screen at Hyde Park Corner, the two last New Fathers 4 Justice protestors, Steven Dawe and Archi Ssan climb down. Met and arrested by the police at the base of the arches they remained in good spirits
Violent unrest and looting continues in Ferguson despite the presence of National Guards troops in the St Louis suburb. During the last nights, protests have ended up in violent clashes with police using teargas, noisemakers and rubber bullets against crowds. Anger in Ferguson continues over the fatal shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. Autopsy results show that the 18-year-old was shot at least 6 times.
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