*A group of Ferguson protesters, part of the NAACP-organized “Journey for Justice” march, ran into a vocal counter-protest as they walked from Ferguson to Jefferson City, Missouri.
From the Columbia Missourian:
About 200 people met the marchers as they reached Rosebud around noon, activists said. A display of fried chicken, a melon and a 40-ounce beer bottle had been placed in the street. A Confederate flag flew. Counter-protestors shouted racial epithets.
One of the counter-protesters was a young boy with a sign that said “go home.”
Rosebud resident John Sharp told connectmidmissouri.com, “Rosebud is a very strong community. We believe that we should stand behind our law enforcement, stand behind our community and we don’t believe in supporting thugs.”
Beaufort resident Ron Adams said, “They’re just trying to prove a point that’s not there to prove.”
Owensville resident Neil Reed said, “It’s very evident that the police officer was in the right in shooting Michael Brown because he was attacking the police officer who was just trying to do his duty.”
This is just the latest example of the vicious and sometimes violent opposition Ferguson protesters have faced.
Last week, video surfaced of a car driving through Ferguson protesters in Minneapolis, running over at least one person.
Then on Wednesday, another man allegedly drove through a group of protesters in St. Louis and then waved his gun at them.