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7. Thank you for this great summary. As I think back in history I realize that demonstrations like this
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 05:43 PM
Aug 2014

one in Ferguson MO have often been the catalyst that brought about change. Sometimes it was outright war like WWII. The demonstrations I am thinking about were the ones against Vietnam and our more recent wars, the civil rights demonstrations, women's rights clear back to the suffragettes, the labor movement and its many demonstrations and many I have probably left out.

Let this action by these young people in Ferguson MO bear fruit not only in their own community but throughout the nation. There has been way too much of this type of violence against people who cannot defend themselves from it. And there are too many attempts to restrict the vote and take our rights away. May all these problems be addressed as a result of the courage we saw this past two weeks.

We the 'People of Ferguson' [View all] bigtree Aug 2014 OP
K&R csziggy Aug 2014 #1
thanks, csziggy bigtree Aug 2014 #3
Recommended panader0 Aug 2014 #2
thanks, panader0 bigtree Aug 2014 #4
K&R ReRe Aug 2014 #5
Yes, indeed. n/t think4yourself Aug 2014 #6
thanks, think4yourself bigtree Aug 2014 #15
thanks, ReRe bigtree Aug 2014 #10
Thank you for this great summary. As I think back in history I realize that demonstrations like this jwirr Aug 2014 #7
very good point, jwirr bigtree Aug 2014 #11
Thank you, bigtree. Kicked and recommended. Enthusiast Aug 2014 #8
thank you, Enthusiast, for echoing that bigtree Aug 2014 #12
right here with you, bigtree hopemountain Aug 2014 #9
what an amazingly frightening experience that must have been, hopemountain bigtree Aug 2014 #13
Thank you for sharing your story, hopemountain. Enthusiast Aug 2014 #22
What a frightening story, hopemountain. This should NEVER happen in a country that sabrina 1 Aug 2014 #26
REC! SammyWinstonJack Aug 2014 #14
thx, SWJ! bigtree Aug 2014 #16
kick bigtree Aug 2014 #17
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Thank you for all your posts about Ferguson. greatlaurel Aug 2014 #21
greatlaurel bigtree Aug 2014 #25
I agree, your OP IS an 'outstanding post'. I hope you continue to write here on this issue sabrina 1 Aug 2014 #27
thanks, sabrina bigtree Aug 2014 #30
I am so afraid that this issue will just go away, as it did so many other times when it seemed sabrina 1 Aug 2014 #31
Thank you for your tirelessness and dedication etherealtruth Aug 2014 #23
thanks, etherealtruth bigtree Aug 2014 #24
k&r marym625 Aug 2014 #28
thank you, Mary bigtree Aug 2014 #29
Not a problem marym625 Aug 2014 #32
I suppose it's too late marym625 Sep 2014 #33
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