Ferguson group planning trip to Jefferson City to talk to lawmakers
By Stephanie Baumer
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, left, delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at the capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By AP
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A group from Ferguson is planning a trip to Missouri’s capitol to tell their stories to lawmakers.
The group plans to leave from the Jennings Target store at 8 a.m., Wednesday. The Target store is the same location where the police command center was set up during the Ferguson riots.
The group hopes to tell their stories to lawmakers, and they plan to sit in on the senate’s veto session.
So far, 87 people have signed up for the trip. The group plans to be back in St. Louis by 4 p.m. in time for the planned highway shutdown protest.
Last week, protesters successfully shut down part of Interstate-270 and blocked traffic.