ferguson protersters (08-24-14)

*(Via LA Times) – After several days of calm, demonstrators in Ferguson continued low-key protests Saturday in near triple-digit temperatures, calling for justice to be served two weeks after the death of Michael Brown in a confrontation with a police officer..

In a mid-afternoon march organized by the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, demonstrators from Florida to Nebraska walked in unison along a major thoroughfare that just last week saw tear gas and glass bottles being lobbed in scenes of conflict and chaos.

“The moment I had the free time to get here I was in the car driving,” said Gabriel Gutierrez, 26, of Omaha, who wore a gold NAACP shirt. “The ills that black people and Latinos face isn’t just happening in Ferguson, it’s in Omaha too. … I wanted to come and show love.”

Gutierrez is among a flood of people who have traveled to Ferguson since the Aug. 9 shooting of Brown, who was black, by white Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. A preliminary autopsy report found that Wilson had shot Brown six times on the street outside Brown’s apartment complex.

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