Rally activist: ‘A lot of these groups, I’ve never heard of’
The Michael Brown protests, which started out to lobby a case against the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who encountered the giant teenager that fatal day in August – long before a grand jury decided there were no charges possible against Officer Darren Wilson – appear to have developed into a cottage industry.
Run by Communists, in many cases.
Bloomberg.com reported at a gathering of several hundred in a church in St. Louis recently, there were Communist Party members from New York along with others.
“What started as a spontaneous neighborhood protest in the hours after 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson has expanded internationally, drawing support from as far away as London and Hong Kong. As groups joined Ferguson-related protests over the past 114 days, they’ve brought new energy and resources to the movement,” the report said.
“They’ve also hatched ideas, goals and tactics of their own – sometimes at odds with the original protests over police brutality and racial profiling.”
“A lot of these groups, I’ve never heard of,” Johnetta Elzie, 25, a St. Louis activist, told Bloomberg.
At locations like Tumblr, there were lists and postings of such rallies, featuring the raised fist image so long associated communism.
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