- Posted August 24, 2014 by
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'Black lives matter' protests
Solidarity for Michael Brown in Princeton, N.J.
Some residents in Princeton, N.J., and others from the Mercer County area, stood in solidarity with Michael Brown’s family. They gathered at Hines Plaza, beside the Princeton Public Library, to add their voice to the growing campaign against the police brutality in Ferguson, Mo.
According to Planet Princeton, a citizen journalism website, the protest was organized by Daniel Harris, a professor at Rutgers University. Harris said, “I wanted a truly rainbow demonstration of support for Mike Brown = rededicated work for justice for African-Americans, remodeling of law-enforcement agencies in the direction of equality, and the sharp curtailment of militarist elements in law-enforcement.”
He continued, “Obama as of yesterday is now considering that. Whether we achieved anything beyond the rainbow outpouring of pain and support, as well as a greater knowledge of who we truly are as a community, only time will tell. I thought all our speakers were inspirational and on target.”