Pro-Palestinian contingent preaches black liberation at #FergusonOctober

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As its name would imply, #FergusonOctober was planned as a protest of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and police violence in general. Brown certainly wasn’t forgotten at Saturday afternoon’s rally, but the organizers happily yielded the stage to a number of pro-Palestinian activists.

Crowd at #FergusonOctober march and rally is super diverse.

— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) October 11, 2014

Super diverse, although pro-Israel groups were nowhere to be found.

From Palestine to Ferguson: End Racism Now. #FergusonOctober

— Remi Kanazi (@Remroum) October 11, 2014

It's almost as if people who suffer under violent racism SOMEHOW develop a sense of kinship with one another. #FergusonOctober #Palestine

— Ahmad Al-shathry (@Abunass3r) October 11, 2014

#Ferguson #FergusonOctober we stand with you, and they stand with us #Gaza #Palestine2Ferguson #Palestine

— Apollo_greek (@Cheesez_6) October 11, 2014

So. So proud of everyone who came out to join the Palestine contingent and stand in solidarity with #FergusonOctober

— Sara Jo سارة (@HelloSaraJo) October 11, 2014

Black and Palestinian lives matter #fergusonoctober

— Ghetto Griot (@CaliLov3_) October 11, 2014

Speaker compares Palestinian youth on front lines during the intifada to black youth standing up against police violence. #FergusonOctober

— Shirien (@shirienbean) October 11, 2014

A lot of references to #Palestine – now speaker referencing intifada and funding for #Israel. #FergusonOctober #StLouis #BlackLivesMatter

— Shadi Rahimi (@shadirahimi) October 11, 2014

"Unity in diversity." Palestinian solidarity being invoked again & again. Feeling understood. Feeling love 4 my people. #FergusonOctober

— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) October 11, 2014

When the people are occupied resistance is justified #fergusonoctober #palestine

— Layla Sankara (@PanAfrikFem_PhD) October 11, 2014

Big cheers from the crowd whenever speakers mention pro-Palestine stance #FergusonOctober

— Megan Crepeau (@crepeau) October 11, 2014

Black liberation means liberation for all says #Palestine speaker on stage in #StLouis . None are free until all are. #fergusonoctober

— AJ+ (@ajplus) October 11, 2014

On solidarity from #Palestine in #Ferguson: Black liberation in this country will lead to freedom for all people. #FergusonOctober

— chattie gossett (@SisterCensure) October 11, 2014

Big response to Palestinian delegation in the #FergusonOctober arch and rally.

— Libero Della Piana (@ldellapiana) October 11, 2014

A representative of the Palestinian delegation. #FergusonOctober

— ROBYN. (@_robella) October 11, 2014

My friend @DiplomatEsq with the Palestinian Contingent! From Palestine to #Ferguson !!! #FergusonOctober

— Kim Moore (@SoulRevision) October 11, 2014

"From Ferguson to Palestine, killing children is a crime" #ferguson2palestine #FergusonOctober

— Rev. Osagyefo Sekou (@RevSekou) October 11, 2014

#Palestine, #Ferguson stands with you. #fergusonoctober

— ShordeeDooWhop (@Nettaaaaaaaa) October 11, 2014



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