As promised in my last post, here’s another example of good that happened in Ferguson on the one year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.
It’s hard to see in the picture, so I circled it. But there was a group of protestors waving an upside down American flag. This solitary woman decided to do a little flag waving of her own – right side up. There are several reasons I think this is a great symbol of the good that occurred in Ferguson on the 9th:
- I think this woman was brave to voice an opposing viewpoint against the backdrop of a much larger and angrier group.
- This is what America is supposed to be about – the rights of individuals to express their views on either side of an issue.
- There was no violence by either party in the protest, but their points were clearly made.
As I post this, it is 11:57 pm and things are heating up again on West Florissant Avenue. Frozen water bottles have been thrown at police. Arrests have been made. And one portion of the crowd was maced by a police officer. I’m certain there is still good happening even in the midst of that chaos. As alderman Antonio French (who, by the way, is another person I believe is doing a lot of good) reported:
Continue to pray for those working for change while still promoting peace. Pray with me that things do not escalate tonight.