The fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9 has sent shockwaves not just through the nation, but throughout the globe. Photos of the clashes between protestors and police in Ferguson, Missouri, could be easily mistaken for a war zone, as tear gas, molotov cocktails, and tanks fill the town’s streets.
The situation is so dire that a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks have reportedly traveled to Ferguson all the way from India, where they live in exile, in order to advocate for justice for Michael Brown, according to Alderman Antonio French. – Huffington Post
@AntonioFrench This photo makes me weep. May we all be at peace with each other. May there be justice for all. – Tracy Seeley
UPDATE The six Tibetan Buddhist monks are from the Drepung Monastery and in the U.S. as part of the Drepung Gomang Sacred Arts Tour 2014. They traveled from one of their first stops on the tour, St. Louis, to nearby Ferguson, to stand in solidarity with the townspeople there in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer.
- Exiled Tibetan Monks Join Ferguson Protestors To Support Justice For Mike Brown – Huffington Post
- “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” – The Endless Further