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As the days draw closer to an answer from the grand jury involving the fate of Officer Darren Wilson, GlobalGrind revisits a special moment that helped define what civil disobedience is in Ferguson, Missouri – the “Weekend of Resistance.”

The four-day rally, also known as “Ferguson October,” brought together people from all over the country to stand together and honor unarmed teen Michael Brown, who was killed by Wilson in August. The details surrounding the 18-year-old’s death also sparked national outcry for justice within the city’s police department.

The peaceful and enlightening protest brought out figures like rapper and activist, Tef Poe, Netta Elzie, who runs a daily newsletter profiling the protests, and Dr. Cornel West, who was arrested for protesting on “Moral Monday” following the Weekend of Resistance.

Protestors flooded the streets of Ferguson to show support, but to also point out the injustices they served for speaking up. Activist and writer for Words to Action, DeRay Mckesson, captured the view of African-Americans coming together for justice and peace:

“The response to the assembly of black bodies is always intense here,” he said. “It’s police, it is dogs, it is tanks. Even when there’s not a criminal element here, in Missouri, blackness itself is criminal, which is really interesting and problematic, [and] it’s why we protest. It’s why three people have been killed. This city hasn’t confronted its problem with blackness.”

Check out a recap of the “Weekend of Resistance” above.

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