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12 AUGUST, 2015, SAINT LOUIS, MO: On Monday, fifty seven people were arrested as part of the #UnitedWeFight march and peaceful civil disobedience at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse - remembering the the year-long resistance sparked in #Ferguson by the murder of #MikeBrown<br />
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(photo ©Heather Wilson)<br />
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Together, hundreds of community leaders, activists, organizers and clergy from the St. Louis area and nationwide, demanded US Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, Richard Callahan, do his job and take immediate action on the findings of the scathing Department of Justice reports.<br />
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“The Department of Justice reports merely confirmed what the local community knows all too well, but the almost complete lack of action on the multitude of well documented state abuses is just one more betrayal of the people of St Louis and the black and brown community nationwide,” said the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou, Bayard Rustin Fellow with the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR). <br />
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When clergy and activists breached the barricades and sat in front of the building, they were slowly arrested as St Louis Police arrived in the dozens.