WASHINGTON – Hundreds of protesters gathered in the streets between Mount Vernon Square and Chinatown Saturday to demand justice for an unarmed teen killed by police in Missouri.
Several groups organized the rally and march to demand the arrest of a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer accused of shooting and killing Michael Brown.
The marchers represented different groups all wanting to show support for Brown’s family and to demilitarize local police and to ensure that civilian review boards have the ability to hire and fire officers.
The protest closed several streets as marchers moved toward Chinatown, according to D.C. police.
Meanwhile, in Ferguson, a diverse group of protesters, many of them children, marched peacefully Saturday night as calm prevailed for a fourth straight day in the St. Louis suburb following more than a week of unrest.