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Ferguson 'day of rage' at White House
« on: August 20, 2014, 05:51:19 PM »

August 20, 2014, 03:59 pm
Ferguson 'day of rage' at White House

By Benjamin Goad

Protesters are expected to gather Thursday evening at the White House as part of a national “Day of Rage” over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Missouri.

The planned rally is among dozens around the nation organized by the group Anonymous, which is demanding the “immediate arrest and prosecution” of officer Darren Wilson.  Wilson has been identified as the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, touching off violent protests in the streets of Ferguson, Mo.

“We call upon the citizens of the United States to collectively gather in support for those who are suffering in Ferguson,” a voice claiming to represent Anonymous says in a video posted to YouTube. “We must indeed all hang together as one nation or most assuredly we will all hang separately.”

The rally is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m., according to a list of protests in more than 40 major cities around the country.

Officials from the U.S. Park Police, the U.S. Secret Service and the D.C. Metropolitan Police told The Hill Wednesday that they were aware of the planned rally.

It was unclear whether a special detail had been assigned to monitor the area surrounding Lafayette Park, adjacent to the White House, though U.S. Park Police Sgt. Lelani Woods said authorities would be prepared in the event that protesters turn out in large numbers.

As of Wednesday afternoon, at least one major K Street law firm had alerted its employees to the potential traffic snarls and safety concerns.

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Re: Ferguson 'day of rage' at White House
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 06:46:08 PM »
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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