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One Year Anniversary of Ferguson Case

by Mrinal VermaAugust 11, 2015

The case of Mike Brown has not been settling well with the authorities since the start. The police is already been under deep criticism for their racism and discriminated behaviour towards African-American citizens in the U.S. The issue was brought to limelight on internet where people took their stand against the hatred and prejudiced conduct by the officials. A black man named Michael Brown was shot a year ago by a white police officer in Ferguson, and his innocence was debated later on with many proofs.

August 9 marked the one year anniversary of the sad incident. But instead of the events going as planned, they took the turn for the worse. On Sunday many protesters came out to mourn the horrific events that occurred a year ago, and to honour the death of Brown, who was just a teenager.

He was falsely accused and attacked, which led to his death, and his body was left to rot on the street for four and a half hours after his death. The protesters held a silence of four and a half minutes for this particular reason.

But the peaceful demonstration turned chaotic as the police later reported that the protestors starting throwing bottles and rocks at the officers. This was not all. The police also reported that a man started gunfire targeted to the officers. Also Check: The Black Church Burnings 

One Year Anniversary of Ferguson Case

One Year Anniversary of Ferguson Case

The suspect managed to get some hits on the police van, but was eventually caught. The bullets hit the hood and the windshield of the SUV the police detectives were driving. There are no reports of any officer being fatally harmed. Three officers were still mildly injured as two of them were pepper-sprayed and one was reported hit in the face with a brick. Tactical units were called on the scene and it led to a tense environment between the two parties.

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Mrinal Verma
Mrinal Verma
I have always been that girl in the corner with glasses dangling between my ears and my nose buried deep in a book. 20 year old English Literature major, and I absolutely love reading books, watching TV shows and movies that mentally torture me and keeps me up all night crying over the characters that do not exist. And just like everybody else, I enjoy a good cup of coffee and the pleasure of listening to good music.

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