How Does Mike Brown Protest in Ferguson, MO Change From Day To Night?
More than a week after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri. On Wednesday, the grand jury tasked with deciding whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson convened, as Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson. Holder spoke candidly about his own experience with the police as a black man.
"I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding," Holder said. "[Being] pulled over … 'Let me search your car' … Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me."
Here in Ferguson, tensions are by turns high and low. You may have heard that the atmosphere in Ferguson, Missouri, feels completely different during the day than it does at night. Protesters standing up for Mike Brown and against police brutality encounter a largely celebratory atmosphere during the day — and potentially face tear gas and rubber bullets at night. The contrast is striking.
I've been taking photographs in Ferguson over the past week, and can attest that this is indeed the case. Here, check out photographs of the exact same spots in Ferguson — during the day and at night.
Images: Jim An