‘Moral Mobday’: Ferguson area Walmarts targeted for protests, evacuated

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#FergusonOctober protests continued Monday with a #MoralMondays Day of Civil Disobedience, which led demonstrators into at least three Ferguson-area Walmart stores to draw attention to the shooting death of John Crawford III in an Ohio Walmart in August. Police say Crawford was waving an air rifle inside the store and ignored their commands to drop his weapon and get on the ground.

Elizabeth Matthews of KSDK reports that a crowd of around 60 protesters forced the evacuation of the Maplewood, Mo., Walmart.

Crowd outside #maplewood Walmart group of about 60 @ksdknews pic.twitter.com/ma5eq6I9Xs

— Elizabeth Matthews (@ElizabethKSDK) October 14, 2014

#walmart employee says the protest started inside and then the store was evacuated https://t.co/JEA97NNP7j

— Elizabeth Matthews (@ElizabethKSDK) October 14, 2014

#maplewood #Walmart is closed all employees also evacuated standing outside pic.twitter.com/QAavdgDPCx

— Elizabeth Matthews (@ElizabethKSDK) October 14, 2014

Some arrested here at #maplewood #walmart https://t.co/UjcLfh910r

— Elizabeth Matthews (@ElizabethKSDK) October 14, 2014

Protesters were also arrested at the Ferguson, Mo., Walmart.

Arrests now at #Ferguson #walmart @ajplus #MoralMonday #FergusonOctober pic.twitter.com/2LjRtWxmpe

— Shadi Rahimi (@shadirahimi) October 13, 2014

Just witnessed a protestor chased, slammed against a car and led away by police officer. Protestors now yelling "boycott #walmart" @ajplus

— Shadi Rahimi (@shadirahimi) October 13, 2014

At #Ferguson walmart, about 30 protestors, now walking away pic.twitter.com/KGNMgeV2kN

— Elizabeth Matthews (@ElizabethKSDK) October 13, 2014

Group at #Ferguson Walmart – police on loudspeaker asking the crowd to leave, crowd is staying put at lot entrance pic.twitter.com/flyYAfhp4E

— Elizabeth Matthews (@ElizabethKSDK) October 13, 2014

Chanting "they think it's a game! They think it's a joke!" Still at #ferguson walmart https://t.co/coQf3FwSKQ

— Elizabeth Matthews (@ElizabethKSDK) October 13, 2014

Police line at #ferguson Walmart lot entrance – crowds standing on sidewalks chanting pic.twitter.com/35Ot8bwJSl

— Elizabeth Matthews (@ElizabethKSDK) October 13, 2014

On to another Walmart.

Shutting it down at Bridgton Walmart #MoralMonday #FergusonOctober pic.twitter.com/7BzxQ9HEbA

— Ryan Frank (@ryanfrank314) October 14, 2014

Bridgeton Walmart now #MoralMonday #FergusonOctober pic.twitter.com/go5kzhlQTS

— Umar Lee (@STLAbuBadu) October 14, 2014

"Y'all might want to call some more officers" https://t.co/bPfuQbCPtR

— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) October 14, 2014

They advance on Walmart https://t.co/9mS7i0jLH2

— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) October 14, 2014

"I've got my hands on my head, please don't shoot me dead" pic.twitter.com/LzIZtInyzl

— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) October 14, 2014

We think #MoralMobday was a typo, but it’s too good not to use.

Chanting inside Wal-Mart #MoralMobday pic.twitter.com/AbhJnGxBR5

— Yann Schreiber (@YannSchreiber) October 14, 2014

Pictures from inside #walmart #moralmonday #fergusonoctober #Ferguson only press photographer in. For use tweet me. pic.twitter.com/LryJcNhzIK

— Yann Schreiber (@YannSchreiber) October 14, 2014

TefPoe arrested at WalMart- solidarity with John Crawford- vid soon http://t.co/Mxd9wLblVU #FergusonOctober pic.twitter.com/90tTY3BXaV

— denise reese (@denice_ruptly) October 14, 2014

Exit question:

how is keeping single moms from getting to work at wal-mart tonight and feeding their kids in any way "moral"? #MoralMonday #Ferguson

— stevemincer (@stevemincer) October 14, 2014

 

Y'all gotta just let some things be symbolic, people.

— Charles Wade (@akacharleswade) October 14, 2014

 

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