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A Right versus Wrong Thing, say Mississippi Students who Demonstrate Support for Ferguson’s Mike Brown (Video Included)

JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State University students, Monday took part in a nationwide strike planned by Ferguson, Missouri activists angered by a grand jury’s decision not to indict the white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager.

“It’s not just a black versus white thing.  It’s a right versus wrong thing.  And that’s what Jackson State stands for,” explained Dominque Tate, a JSU Junior who helped to organize the local protest.  “We have to be a voice for the voiceless, because if we don’t stand up for Mike Brown, who will?”

The demonstration, called #HandsUpWalkOut, was held at 1:01 EST across the country.  That’s the exact time Brown was killed on August 9 by Officer Darren Wilson.  At Jackson State, for four and a half minutes, some students laid down and pretended to be dead while others stood silent.  Each minute, organizers said, represented the four hours  and 30 minutes Brown’s body laid on a city street, and also honored all other victims of police brutality.

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