Albuquerque Activists Rally in Solidarity with Ferguson: A Photo Essay

By DAVID CORREIA

Albuquerque activists called two rallies in solidarity with Michael Brown and Ferguson, MO. The first was held last night, the day prosecutor Bob McCulloch revealed that a grand jury would not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. Another rally is scheduled for tonight at 6 PM at the corner of Central and San Mateo in Albuquerque.

People from Albuquerque began assembling along Central Avenue on the campus of UNM at 6PM in anticipation of a St. Louis press conference to announce whether a grand jury would indict Darren Wilson, a White police offcer, for the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager. Despite the cold temperature and  the delayed press conference, a small but growing rally stood in solidarity with Ferguson, MO.
People from Albuquerque began assembling along Central Avenue on the campus of UNM at 6PM in anticipation of a St. Louis press conference to announce whether a grand jury would indict Darren Wilson, a White police officer, for the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager. Despite the cold temperature and the delayed press conference, a small but growing rally stood in solidarity with Ferguson, MO.
Many of the people at the rally held signs demanding the indictment of Keith Sandy. On March 16, 2014, APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez shot and killed James Boyd.
Many of the people at the rally held signs demanding the indictment of Keith Sandy. On March 16, 2014, APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez shot and killed James Boyd. Since 2010, APD officers have shot more than 40 people, killing 27. An April 2014 investigation by the DOJ concluded that most of those killing were unjustified.
The press conference has been rescheduled for 7PM. More than two dozen people now crowded the sidewalk across the street from the Frontier.
The press conference has been rescheduled for 7PM. More than two dozen people now crowded the sidewalk across the street from the Frontier.

Mike Swick, a local videographer, captured the moment the news reached Albuquerque that Darren Wilson would not face charges for killing the unarmed Michael Brown.

This photo of Ferguson PD SWAT in armored vehicles moving on people protesting the grand jury decision circulated widely on social media.
This photo of Ferguson PD SWAT in armored vehicles moving on people protesting the grand jury decision circulated widely on social media.
Angry protesters in Ferguson burned down a number of businesses. Commenters on CNN, and Fox News condemned property damage, calling it violence, while defending the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, calling the grand jury's decision justice.
Angry protesters in Ferguson burned down a number of businesses. Commenters on CNN, and Fox News condemned property damage, calling it violence, while defending the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, calling the grand jury’s decision justice.
In the wake of the grand jury decision, the rally in Albuquerque grew quickly. Photo by Generation Justice
In the wake of the grand jury decision, the rally in Albuquerque grew quickly. Photo by Generation Justice
Photo by Generation Justice
Photo by Generation Justice

 

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