Clergy Commemorate Michael Brown in Ferguson with Civil Disobedience, Arrests

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People of faith across the nation took part in activities to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a white police officer. In Ferguson, Missouri violence erupted at some demonstrations. On Monday, more than 50 protesters, many of them clergy, were arrested for civil disobedience after they staged a peaceful sit-in at a federal courthouse. They chanted the “black lives matter” slogan and urged the federal government to crack down on policing practices that disproportionately target racial minorities.