As the protests continue across the country for slain Miasouri teen Michael Brown, you also continue to see the worst side of people.
According to PoliticalUSA, those who participated in a 120-mile march from Ferguson to Jefferson City were met with some extreme ignorance:
Recently, the NAACP organized a 120-mile march from Ferguson to Jefferson City, the Missouri state capital, where those participating will confront state lawmakers. The NAACP has called the march the Journey for Justice. A group of 250 activists started the trek Saturday, marching along the back-roads of eastern and central Missouri. Their seven-day journey made its way through Rosebud Wednesday. The residents of the small community in Gasconade County were waiting on the group of 20 or so protesters walking down the road. (The marchers take shifts throughout the journey.) What the Ferguson demonstrators saw Wednesday reconfirmed that we do not live in a post-racial society.
As the march proceeded through the town, a counter-protest consisting of roughly 200 local residents, almost entirely white, stood by the side of the road. Many of the townspeople had signs declaring their support for former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson or referring to slain teenager Michael Brown as a ‘thug.’ The Ferguson marchers were also verbally assaulted with racial epithets and harsh language.
However, it didn’t just stop there. Along the route of the march, someone left fried chicken, a melon and a 40 ounce bottle of beer, obviously making an overtly racist statement towards the multi-cultural and diverse group of protesters. If that wasn’t bad enough, along the way, the marchers were greeted by a group of men who were gathered by a pickup truck. Flying from the truck was a Confederate flag. One of the men wore a hooded mask as if he were a member of the Ku Klux Klan.One man was drinking beer the whole time.
And that was the tip of the iceberg. Check out this video that one of the protestors filmed while marching