QT remains ground zero for protests, debate


by KMOV.com Staff


Posted on August 15, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 15 at 4:51 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Moments after the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown Jr. was released, QuikTrip (QT) erupted into debates, dialogue, and dissension.

“It’s been four days, get outta here, you wait until today to say something?” said Gerald McNary, referring to the photos of a convenience store robbery in which Brown allegedly participated in.

McNary said he does not believe the person captured on surveillance video is Brown.

Kenneth Fisher stood silently with his hands above his head in what has become the symbol of the movement in support of Brown.

“Every night I came out here since it happened,” Fischer said. “I’ve been tear gassed, dogs used on men, on the street I’ve been on for 20 years.”

“Color has nothing to do with it, we need to support issues that support everybody,” another man said.

Some at the QT pointed to a lack of black political power as part of the problem.

“Since Charlie Dooley has been in office, look at Glasgow, look at Bellefontaine,” one person said.

Fisher told News 4 he believes things will remain calm Friday night.