Many people in US angry at injustice: Journalist

Many people in US angry at injustice: Journalist

Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:27AM GMT

The mass protests across the US over the death of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson indicate that a majority of Americans are “angry” at the lack of justice, an American journalist says.

Thousands of people from various races have protested in over 100 US cities for several nights after a grand jury in Missouri failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 9.

The racial mixture of the protests, including the presence of whites and Latinos, shows that “a great number of people, who live in America, are dissatisfied with the system, have real grievances and are angry at the injustice they face,” said Phil Wilayto, an editor of the Virginia Defender Newspaper.

The demonstrations in Ferguson and other cities are not just over the death of Brown, but they are “a reaction to the oppression that African-Americans are feeling throughout the entire country,” Wilayto told Press TV on Wednesday.

The aftershocks of the St. Louis grand jury decision on Monday to exonerate Wilson are still rocking the United States.

Police have so far arrested more than 400 people around the country during the three nights of unrest.

Brown’s death in August sparked weeks of protests in Ferguson and further fueled racial tensions between the majority-black Ferguson community and the majority-white city government and police.

Activists say the United States has historically been a “racist” and white-dominated society where blacks have endured “ethnic cleansing” and continue to lack basic human rights.

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