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Protesters demand change to Ferguson justice system

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman
By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman
By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman
By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman
By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Approximately fifty protesters with Solidarity Economy St. Louis demonstrated in front of Ferguson City Hall Friday to demand justice and reconciliation from Mayor James Knowles, the group wrote in a news release.

 
The group marched on City Hall to demand the city cancel all outstanding fines stemming from non-violent offenses and the warrants associated with them and pardon all pending cases alleging non-violent offensive. The group says they’re looking to end a “modern day debtor’s prison” where poor people who fail to pay small fines are jailed.
 
The group asked for the issue to be on the agenda for the September 9, 2014 City Council meeting.  Some protesters were allowed to make an appointment to see the mayor.
 
The group was blocked from entering City Hall and it’s believed Mayor Knowles was not there at the time of the march.
 
 
 

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