Marchers in Clayton demand action; no identity of officer given today


Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 13 at 11:09 AM

CLAYTON, Mo. -- Protesters marching in the City of Clayton Tuesday morning demanded swift action in the Michael Brown case.  

The roughly 100 people who turned out Tuesday morning began their march in front of the Justice Center.  

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"Hands up, don't shoot," the crowd chanted.  Witness accounts from the shooting suggest Brown had his arms up when he was shot by a Ferguson police officer.  Police refute those claims, saying there was a struggle leading up the shooting.

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According to Ezaki Barut, these protests will continue until three things happen. 

1) The officer who killed Michael Brown is identified

2) The officer is fired.

3) He is charged with murder

As the group moved down Central Avenue, to the St. Louis County Police Headquarters, the demands broadened. The crowd could be heard chanting "What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!"

Protesters then took aim at Bob McCulloch, prosecutor for St. Louis County, saying until he resigns, no justice will be had.

As marchers protested in Clayton, Chief of Police Tom Jackson told reporters the identity of the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown would not be given Tuesday.  He cited threats made against a different officer whose name was spread on social media.