This is what happened to us last night in Shaw. The police were violating our rights all night. We were peaceful. Some of our folks were beaten, one officer stood in front of another to block us from seeing him shoving his baton into a protesters abdomen.
One of our live streamers was sprayed by police for capturing them beating on protesters. Silly me, I thought we would be safe last night because we had legal observers with us from the National Lawyers Guild. NOPE, they got sprayed and arrested too. 17 of our protesters were arrested in total.
The screams, the beatings, the media running away, the tears, us yelling trying to find each other, the sound of them banging their batons on the ground to intimidate us … I will never forget last night. I have not slept since Friday, most of us are still trying to process what happened.
This is just a small piece of what we experienced last night. Ferguson protesters have been living this nightmare every day for the last 65 days, think about that. #Shaw #Ferguson #FergusonOctober