In what will probably be known as the worst PR move since the insufferable Ferguson protests began – last night the mob descended upon another Saint Louis neighborhood to reflect their contempt for the U.S.A. (Picture library here)
A vigil for Vonderitt Myers Jr., turned into a night of protest and marching on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Protesters broke a window at the Medicine Shoppe burned several American flags after taking one from the Beauvais Manor nursing home and threw at least one brick through the window of a home along Flora Avenue.
ST. LOUIS • At least one police officer was injured when violence erupted after prayer vigils Thursday night, as protesters blocked traffic, broke windows of at least one home and a business and burned American flags.
Dispatchers reported that an officer was in need of aid around 10:15 p.m. Dozens of police rushed to the scene, donned riot gear and formed a skirmish line with billy clubs and cans of pepper spray. They ordered protesters to leave as a police helicopter circled above the crowd of about 100.
The injured officer had fallen to the ground with a protester, and another officer maced the protester. The officer was seen leaving the area walking but holding out his arm and squinting.
Protesters broke a window at the Medicine Shoppe at Grand Boulevard and Hartford Street, took an American flag from the Beauvais Manor nursing home and threw at least one brick through the window of a home along Flora Avenue.
Police Chief Sam Dotson was at the protest scene late Thursday and into early today. He said an officer had been slightly injured and two people had been arrested. He also said that some police vehicles were damaged by protesters.
Dotson said his officers were being respectful of the protesters’ right to gather and make their voices heard, but he said they in turn needed to be respectful of the businesses on South Grand and nearby residents.
He said the demonstrators had broken an agreement to disperse if police let an isolated group join the larger one.
“I’m very disappointed,” Dotson said. “We acted in good faith. It just shows how unorganized the protest leadership is.”
About 1 a.m., an armored police vehicle arrived at Grand and Arsenal Street, where protesters had congregated. Police ordered demonstrators to leave or face arrest. Several protesters were hit with pepper spray. A police SUV was hit by a brick or rock.
Within 15 minutes, most of the protesters had left the scene. A few of them gathered on the patio at MoKaBe’s Coffeehouse, on Arsenal just west of Grand. (link)
Today the official Ferguson October protests begin. An assembly of various left-wing radical groups is scheduled to arrive today and begin a weekend of marches, anarchy, civil disobedience and protest.
From their website: We’re thrilled to announce that some important national labor organizations have joined the list of endorsers for #FergusonOctober– namely, the AFL-CIO and SEIU.
#FerguosonOctober is shaping up to be the largest protest in recent St. Louis history and will kick off a national movement to dismantle broken policing systems. (link)
The following leftist and radical groups have all announced their support and assistance for the October Ferguson movement:
You can find the entire weekend schedule here.
Ironically this flag burning and violent assembly occurs on the same day our U.S.A. uniformed military forces arrive in Africa to help several West African nations with the Ebola crisis.
Additionally, as the weeks have progressed, more and more of the out-of-town agitators have been identified as disturbed and troubled individuals. Last night was no exception as one of the activists was identified to have a history of fraud, illegal polygamy, and child molestation.
Mustafa Hussein, aka Theodore Barrett, is a volunteer for ArgusRadio within the Ferguson protest movement. He is also a registered sex offender. Details HERE and HERE and HERE. With VERY DISTURBING background details HERE.
If you are in the Saint Louis area it would be wise to relocate until the majority of the rabble rousers have vacated the city and surrounding area. If unable to relocate, the next best option would be to avoid crowds, restrict your travel to the areas affected, and hunker down.