Hundreds in Asheville, NC rally in solidarity with Ferguson
Asheville, NC – Over 200 people gathered downtown here, Nov. 25 in front of the Vance Monument to protest the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown.
One banner read, “Hold cops accountable! Solidarity with Ferguson!” Protesters held signs that read “Black lives matter” and “Jail all killer cops.”
Several people attending the rally got up to the megaphone to express solidarity. One woman said, “I came out tonight to rally against injustice. People make it a crime issue. People take a tragedy and make racist remarks and talk about looting and destroying property. When you have no voice, you resort to all means. I’m a mother. I’m a Black woman. My kids walk out the door and I have to know every minute of their whereabouts. It’s scary.”
The crowd chanted “No justice, no peace!” and “Darren Wilson, you can’t hide. We charge you with homicide!” while drums beat in the background. The evening ended with organizers lighting candles and reading names of unarmed African American people killed by police.