Response to Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement

Ferguson Response

Northampton Joined National Response to Ferguson Grand Jury

TUESDAY AT 5:30PM, NORTHAMPTON CITY HALL

Tuesday, November 25 following Monday’s announcement regarding grand jury inquiry into Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown is made, a demonstration in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and in opposition to the ways in which racism informs policing and the criminal justice system, took place on the steps of City Hall in Northampton. This demonstration joined others coordinated with the Ferguson National Response Network (with listings at http://fergusonresponse.tumblr.com/), in which people all across the country came together to witness this decision. Concerned people were invited to come to Northampton with signs and voices. We wished to make this event open to adults and children, despite the violent nature of the issue of racism and police brutality. A preliminary line-up of speakers, consisting of community leaders, was been invited, and there will be an opportunity for others to speak.Michael Brown

DATE: Tuesday, November 25
TIME: 5:30PM
PLACE: Northampton City Hall steps (210 Main Street, Northampton)

The Facebook event (at https://www.facebook.com/events/756149547787405/) indicated over 800 people attended.

Questions about the rally in Northampton can be directed to:

email office@afscwm.org or call (413) 584-8975.

This event was sponsored by the Real Cost of Prisons Project and American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) of Western Massachusetts.

 

Photos Copyright 2014 by Rene Theberge.