Sunday, December 28, 2014

Journey For Justice Faces Racist Opposition

 

 



As they marched from Ferguson to Jefferson City, Missouri protesters were met with an ugly sight.

From the Columbia Missourian:
About 200 people met the marchers as they reached Rosebud around noon, activists said. A display of fried chicken, a melon and a 40-ounce beer bottle had been placed in the street. A Confederate flag flew. Counter-protestors shouted racial epithets.
One of the counter-protesters was a young boy with a sign that said "go home."
The group was traveling as part of the "Journey for Justice" march organized by the NAACP.
This is just the latest example of the vicious and sometimes violent opposition Ferguson protesters have faced.
Last week, video surfaced of a car driving through Ferguson protesters in Minneapolis, running over at least one person.
Then on Wednesday, another man allegedly drove through a group of protesters in St. Louis and then waved his gun at them.
These incidents are in addition to what many have called the overly aggressive, arbitrary and abusive interactions that protesters and reporters experienced in the lead up to the grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown.

Psalm 55:
20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.

21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.


Obadiah 1:
12 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.

13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;

14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.