The protests are turning into a voter registration drive. Dems are using Ferguson as a rallying point to get out the vote in the mid-terms.
Via St. Louis Dispatch
For several hours Saturday, hundreds of people demanding justice in the shooting of Michael Brown stood in front of the Ferguson Police Department with yellow police tape separating them from several dozen police officers.
The protesters were part of a march that started in the morning along West Florissant Avenue, the site of multiple protests and unrest over the past three weeks following the fatal shooting of Brown, 18, by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson.
Protesters clogged South Florissant Road in front of the police department as they demanded justice for Brown’s death, with some shouting at police, demanding Wilson’s arrest.
The crowd grew rapidly beginning about 1 p.m. after earlier marching from the site of Brown’s shooting to a city park where Brown’s family spoke.
The march was billed as a protest “against police killings, brutality, profiling and legal cover-ups.” Organizers included representatives from the Nation of Islam, the St. Louis Chapter of the NAACP and Better Family Life.[...]
Some in the crowd wanted to march to the Ferguson police station, as planned by some organizers, and so broke off to head there. A crowd grew at the police station on South Florissant Road about two miles from where the march had started. They soon filled the road, blocking traffic. Police officers lined up outside the building and used yellow tape to cordon off an area.
Facing the police, one protester held a sign that said: “Go kill ISIS and leave us alone.”
Just after 5 p.m., the crowd had shrunk to a few dozen people, including Ferguson Democratic Committeewoman Patricia Bynes.
Bynes spent the day taking down marchers’ names, phone numbers and ZIP codes so she and others can call and inform them about upcoming public meetings. “We need to get people to show up at community meetings,” she said. “This type of movement is only going to come from Ferguson and Ferguson residents.”