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#FergusonOctober: Day 2 and a Half

Day 2 FergusonOctober Tweets and links can be found here.  The protests had been peaceful all day, with estimates of 3,000 people from all over the country in attendance.  There were teach-ins, dancing, music, and moments of silence for Michael Brown and all those who’ve been mercilessly killed by police.  A group of eight New Black Panthers were there helping with security, but there seemed to have been no ‘broken windows’ by protestors or deliberate provocateurs to cause police to clamp down, make arrests, tear gas folks…all people were quite disciplined if still angry that Darren Wilson still hasn’t been arrested or indicted after weeks of waiting.  There were rumors of a few (ahem) ungracious chants aimed at Wilson, but that was all, as far as I could make out.

When I shut down last night, Elon James White of TWIB Nation had just asked where everyone had gone; he’d heard the Canfield march had been dispersed.  And one photo was up with a line of perhaps ten cops in riot gear.  I’ll try to piece together what I can *after the fact*, but I reckon the timeline will be a  bit haphazard.  You all can fill in some of the blanks, I’m sure.

LiveStream coverage was iffy at best, and Bella Eiko blamed it on too many cameras for the cell towers; I have no idea.  But at least this time cell phones seemed to work.  Apparently some protestors had earlier planned to engage in civil disobedience.

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#FergusonOctober: Day 3: This is What Democracy Looks Like!

Day 2 #FergusonOctober Tweets and links can be found here.  The protests had been peaceful all day, with estimates of 3,000 people from all over the country in attendance.  There were teach-ins, dancing, music, and moments of silence for Michael Brown and all those who’ve been mercilessly killed by police.  A group of eight New Black Panthers were there helping with security, but there seemed to have been no ‘broken windows’ by protestors or deliberate provocateurs to cause police to clamp down, make arrests, tear gas folks…all people were quite disciplined if still angry that Darren Wilson still hasn’t been arrested or indicted after weeks of waiting.  There were rumors of a few (ahem) ungracious chants aimed at Wilson, but that was all, as far as I could make out.

When I shut down last night, Elon James White of TWIB Nation had just asked where everyone had gone; he’d heard the Canfield march had been dispersed.  And one photo was up with a line of perhaps ten cops in riot gear.  I’ll try to piece together what I can *after the fact*, but I reckon the timeline will be a  bit haphazard.  You all can fill in some of the blanks, I’m sure.

LiveStream coverage was iffy at best, and Bella Eiko blamed it on too many cameras for the cell towers; I have no idea.  But at least this time cell phones seemed to work.  Apparently some protestors had earlier planned to engage in civil disobedience.

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