Howard University Students Pose for Photo in Response to Michael Brown Shooting
— Megan Sims (@The_Blackness48) August 14, 2014
The photos of the protests coming out of Ferguson, Missouri—the St. Louis suburb where unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by a police officer last weekend—are surreal and heart-wrenching. Here's another powerful photo, taken yesterday at Howard University.
The hundreds of students in this photo are echoing some of the protests occurring now in Ferguson, in which residents are marching with their hands in the air and saying, "Don't shoot me."
Howard University student Megan Sims posted the photo Wednesday evening from a rally at the historically black university. According to Mother Jones, students were already gathered for a freshmen move-in meeting and decided they needed "to respond to the Mike Brown issue."
There will be a rally tonight at 7 p.m. at Malcolm X Park in support of Brown and those "who have been victims of police brutality throughout the U.S."