fuckme50shadesofrough said: I support the Mike Brown protests all the way not since actual information has been given, but, my main issue all stands with the protestors who burned down a gas station and began looting. Did that really happen, or was that the media's idea?
Yes, the QT was burned (and was allegedly set to be remodeled anyway) and there were a few reports of looting. However you should know that there have been hundreds, if not thousands, of peaceful protesters and only a handful of looters, some who may have been from out of town. Many protesters also stepped up and protected local businesses from looters because police weren’t doing anything about it.
Here’s all the info I have on looting:
- Media still focused on looting but only 9 people were charged with looting
- On the night of Aug. 15: Riot gear returns (x) (x) (x)(x) (x) (x) (x) Looters return (x) (x) (x) (x) (x) (x) (x) Reports say looters were from out of town (x) (x) Police didn’t stop the looters (x) (x) (x) (x) Store owners and protestors guard their businesses from looters instead (x) (x) (x) Witness describes how protestors stopped looters. Community members clean up after looters (x) (x) (x) (x) (x) Tear gas returns (x)(x)
- Gangs join forces to defend against looting
- Man attempts to stop looters in Ferguson
- In defense of looting
- Donations for Darren Wilson mysteriously halt after reaching over $400K. Darren Wilson Gofundme page officially shut down!!!
- The “Support Darren Wilson” Facebook page is deleting comments about basic financial questions and is urging supporters to petition against the Mike Brown Fund
- Time uses the word “negrophobia” instead of “racism” and compares fear of spiders to fear of black people. Seriously.
- The truth about flash bangs
- Public art on Canfield: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
- Video from the March on Ferguson
- Video from DC’s Mike Brown Rally
- 10 people from the Lost Voices organization are living in tents (x) until there is justice for Mike Brown
- Mike Brown’s family asks for 4 1/2 minutes of silence tomorrow instead of highway protest
Hands Up United: Website
The Organization for Black Struggle: Website
Ferguson Youth Initiative: Website
**If can’t afford to donate, you can help by continuing to share information. Share the truth. Don’t let people forget about Mike Brown or Ferguson. Demand Justice for Mike Brown.
Anonymous said: im sorry to be so dumb but whats going on in pakistan? what are they protesting??
What’s going on: Protests, basically. It started off as a long march called the Azadi or Freedom march by PTI led by Imran Khan an opposition party in the parliament and the Inqalaab or Revolution march by PAT led by Tahir-ul-Qadri, a non entity in the parliament but someone who can pull crowds to himself. The march went from Lahore to Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, where they gave (and are still giving) a dharna, which I think is a sit in in English. These were all peaceful protests and the sit in was peaceful until yesterday, when the protesters started going toward the prime minister house after failed negotiations (and a lot more) and well, they weren’t allowed to go far because the police went in with tear gas, rubber bullets, and also in one instance, actual bullets. This has resulted in about upwards of 200 injuries and 7 people dead, 2 are critical, obviously again these are premature numbers and there’s likely to be a lot more.
Now, WHY: Simply, the march happened because of allegations of rigging in the general election of 2013 that led to Nawaz Sharif, head of the PML-N to come to power. The Lahore Incident, which is linked here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Lahore_clash), read up. Generally, also non responsiveness to valid rigging allegations, and no sign of opening up areas where these allegations exist. A lot more.
This is a very, very basic thing. I skipped military intervention in talks, the sit in was on going for two weeks, a lot more basis for the march, the entry into the Red Zone, more events. You can google and keep up with this and ask me more questions if you’re still confused. This is also an on going situation.
If I messed up something tell me I’ll fix it. Add more to this if you want.
some good sources to keep up with pakistan:
if someone wants to add on more sources that would be great!!! I’ll add more as I find sources that seem unbiased
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