Protesters are gathering outside London's US embassy to protest a court verdict clearing officer Darren Wilson of murdering black teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson. Relatives of Mark Duggan, shot by police in 2011, sparking riots, will attend the vigil.
The Ferguson riots are a confluence of circumstances, including the ghastly economics of the African American community that are driving rage into the open and triggering a larger movement in the US, Eric Dreister, geopolitical analyst, told RT.
A vigil for teenager Mike Brown, shot dead by a policeman in Ferguson this year, will take place Wednesday outside the US embassy in London. Rights groups called the ‘emergency’ protest against a court verdict clearing Officer Darren Wilson of murder.
Police in Ferguson used tear gas against crowds who set a squad car on fire and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at law enforcement during a second night of unrest. More than 2,000 National Guard troops are at the ready in the area.
A producer from RT’s Ruptly video agency was detained in Ferguson simply for reporting on the protests. Denise Reese, who was kept for around five hours before finally being released, said, “I was arrested without any warning.”
The Missouri grand jury’s decision to acquit police officer Darren Wilson, who was accused of killing teenager Michael Brown, caused a wave of wild protests. RT has been covering the fallout, with one of its producers becoming injured in Ferguson.
Two federal investigations into the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri continue despite the Monday announcement of a St. Louis County grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for Michael Brown’s murder.
The Ferguson protesters are making it clear that they can no longer take it that the police can murder innocent people and get away with it, political analyst Caleb Maupin told RT. Violent clashes will only escalate unless authorities address the problem.
With the US having a black president many thought the big racial divide was over, but that is not the case as many underlying issues are still bubbling under the surface, Josh Pasek from the University of Michigan told RT.
Regardless who is the US Secretary of Defense, there will always be Washington’s basic policy strategy around the desire to control the whole map and use the military to shape the entire world, anti-war activist Eugene Puryear, told RT.