Protestors in Ferguson Want Justice

By Jonathan Cooper |

Published 08/17 2014 10:43PM

Updated 08/17 2014 11:22PM

(FERGUSON, Mo.)  It has now been more than a week since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, and tensions remain high in the suburban St. Louis town.

Protestors from all walks of life are joining together to protest what they say was an unnecessary killing.

"It's not about color, it's about people," said Dell Taylor, who lives nearby. "This baby was gunned down. Just think for a moment. If this was your cousin, your brother, your nephew. What would you want? You would want justice."

The unarmed teen was killed by Darren Wilson, a four-year veteran of the Ferguson Police Department.

Some witnesses say Brown was gunned down with his hands in the air.

The police, however, say there was a struggle for the officers gun.

In the days since the shooting, protestors have demanded justice.

"I am a mother and my son got killed in 2001 and I'm just out here to stand out here for justice for the other mothers, said Yvette Harris.

Jeffery Hill, Jr drove to Ferguson from Kansas City. He wore goggles and other protective clothing during the march.

"I wear these to try and protect myself," he said. "I got a mask and another mask...and a few other things to protect my well being. No weapons, no guns, no knives, nothing like that."

Early Saturday morning, a small number of protestors looted a convenience store where Brown is accused of committing a strong armed robbery just minutes before the shooting.

"Out of a thousand people that might protest out here tonight, it's only going to be about 50 or 100 kids out of that, that go and loot and do some dumb stuff," Hill said. "And the only reason why they're doing that is because this investigation hasn't made any movement at all."

It's an investigation that the protestors say they want sped up.

"He's innocent until proven guilty in a court of law and we can't even get that process," said Taylor.

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