The News Guild denounced the St. Louis County prosecutor's criminal charges against the two reporters who were arrested a year ago during the protests against Michael Brown's death.
Demonstrators carrying signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and wearing "Justice for Mike Brown" t-shirts gathered at the Old Courthouse downtown Monday morning.
"It's always difficult being young and a minority of anything. Because you always end up asking yourself, 'will my voice really be heard?' "
In response to the police murders of Brown and Garner and the failure of grand juries to return indictments, a new movement for justice has emerged.
The Don't Shoot Coalition condemned what it says is the retaliatory arrest of Rasheen Aldridge, a youth leader and member of the Ferguson Commission.
The National Lawyers Guild, the nation's first racially integrated bar association, is providing several forms of legal support to protesters in Ferguson and nationwide.
Demonstrators successfully shut down the Galleria for about an hour, not only for Mike Brown but also in solidarity with striking Walmart workers.
While some in the community here see the formation of a 16-member Ferguson Commission as "too little, too late" others see it as cause for some hope.
Organizers of protests planned in Ferguson are determined to see that it's peaceful. They will train people to ensure it stays that way.
A St. Louis-based coalition of community, faith-based, and labor organizations proposed "rules of engagement" to safeguard residents and their right to protest.