CLAYTON, Missouri— An event billed as the “Weekend of Resistance” got off to a wet start this afternoon in Clayton, Missouri, as demonstrators marched through the rain to the Buzz Westfall Justice Center to demand a special prosecutor for the Mike Brown, who was killed by a Ferguson police office on Oct. 9.
Demonstrators are demanding the removal of Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch, whom activists believe is an obstacle to justice.
St. Louis police established a perimeter line around the court building and the adjacent police station. Cops could be seen inside the building watching protests from all the windows. One of the officers in the front line appeared to be crying.
The scene got tense when protesters came up to the front of the police line and yelled “F**k the Police!' in the officers’ faces.
Protesters in the crowd came from as far away as Iowa, Chicago, New York City, Oakland and other cities.
As the crowd dispersed in the cold rain, some protesters said they were heading to Ferguson to continue scheduled demonstrations, 10 miles north.
Daniel Rivero is a producer/reporter for Fusion who focuses on police and justice issues. He also skateboards, does a bunch of arts related things on his off time, and likes Cuban coffee.