Cornel West Arrested In Ferguson, Missouri
Prominent activist Cornel West has been handcuffed during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, according to Fusion and reporters on Twitter.
Los Angeles Times reporter Matt Pearce wrote on Twitter that West was joined by clergy in a march to the Ferguson police station on Monday.
The demonstration, Pearce wrote, was “highly coordinated” with “organizers clearing paths, sending clergy in waves … willing to get arrested.”
Protesters planned a “day of action” Monday, demanding the arrest of the police officer who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
West was reportedly handcuffed Monday afternoon and is presumed arrested:
Dr. Cornell West arrested. #fergusonpic.twitter.com/HwlXPLNOqc— Craig Cheatham (@CheathamKMOV) October 13, 2014
.@CornelWest handcuffed by police in Ferguson – LIVE: http://t.co/7LYGKdzZvi – via @ThisIsFusionpic.twitter.com/tcDOGVYaLD— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) October 13, 2014
Cornel West was in the first wave, think I saw him stumble to the ground as he pushed into the police line. I presume he’s arrested. — Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) October 13, 2014
Protests have continued in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, since a white police officer shot Brown in August.
West is a philosopher, author, and activist who writes and teaches about race.
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