ADC Pays its Respects to Mike Brown in St. Louis, MO
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | August 25, 2014 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) was on the ground in St. Louis, MO this weekend to stand in solidarity with peaceful protestors and observe the community’s developments. Media Relations Specialist Amani Al-Khatahtbeh visited Ferguson on behalf of the organization and in communication with local organizers and members of NAACP, Amnesty International, and the American Civil Liberties Union.
During the visit, ADC took part in a Get Out the Vote initiative to register community members for voting in the upcoming elections, which Ferguson organizers believed would be an effective way to hold representatives accountable for police brutality and increase the representation of the community by the government. In addition to taking part in NAACP’s march, ADC also paid its respects to Mike Brown by visiting his memorial on the site of his murder.
Today is the day of Mike Brown’s funeral, and on this day ADC reiterates its condemnation of his unjust murder as well as the use of militarized force against Ferguson residents for demanding justice. During her visit, Al-Khatahtbeh was shocked to witness the increased police presence in town, but was warmed by the strength and unity of the community during this difficult time.
ADC extends its deepest condolences to Mike Brown’s family and the Ferguson community, and remains steadfast in its demands for justice and equality for all Americans.
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