Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, return to the city police station on Saturday night to reject the resignation of officer Darren Wilson. Wilson resigned six days after a grand jury cleared him of charges in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
From DelmarvaNow in the USA:
Deborah Gates, DelmarvaNow
12:52 a.m. EST November 30, 2014
The NAACP college chapter at UMES plans a “UMES Blackout” to protest a grand jury’s decision to not charge the white police officer that fatally shot a black teenager in Missouri.
According to news accounts, 18-year-old Michael Brown was unarmed when fatally shot Aug. 9 by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson, 28.
The grand jury’s decision earlier this week set off protests across the nation, including university campuses.
The national NAACP is keeping a close watch. The decision also sparked protests and disruptions at retail centers during Thanksgiving holiday shopping.
The UMES NAACP rally invites supporters to join Tuesday’s gathering in the courtyard at the Student Services Center on the Princess Anne campus. The event starts 7 p.m., according to the group’s Facebook page.
Kianna Harris, president of the UMES chapter of the NAACP, could not be reached Saturday to comment.
A statement on the group’s social media page reads “we are filled with frustration, disbelief, and anger over this decision that the officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man with his hands in the air remain free!”
The group calls for justice for Brown, as well as for “all our sons” whose deaths escaped punishment.
“We will not allow the justice system let us down once more,” the statement reads. “Take action today, for Michael, and for all of our sons.”
The “UMES Blackout” also urges participants to wear black clothing.
The “UMES Blackout” was posted on the campus NAACP’s Facebook page Thursday, two days before Wilson’s attorney announced Saturday evening that the officer had resigned from the Ferguson Police Department.
Activists gathered in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday to march 120-miles to the state capital, Jefferson City, to protest the killing of Michael Brown and a grand jury’s decision not to indict the white police officer who shot him dead: here.