Protestors take to the streets of Houston demanding justice
HOUSTON, Texas – Hundreds of Houston residents took to the streets to call for justice after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 9.
That decision has sparked protests around the nation with some of the demonstrations becoming violent in Ferguson and Atlanta to name a few.
In Houston, portestors marched through the streets near the Univeristy of Houston area shouting for their demands.
“What do we want?”
“When do we want it?”
Traffic had to altered at times but the demonstration remains peaceful.
One woman who was watching the demonstration says, ” We have no justice as minorities. Let’s all get together and let’s make this a peaceful place because if not, the police is going to kill us all.”
Another protestor talking about the Houston demonstration says, “I believe there is a better ways that we can solve this.”
Another person who walked in the protest adds, “The whole situation… I just think everything went wrong in the first place. I feel like it’s Trayvon (Martin) all over again. As a young black male, it’s kind of nervous to get up and go somewhere because I have to fear I could be gunned down by a police officer, or my life could be taken at any moment.”
One protestor from Missouri was saddened by the events that have happened in Ferguson but believesrevoltuion has to happen to invoke change. On the protests in the Bayou City, he says, “It’s a blessing. We can marsh without violence. With this being a thousand miles away, it shows that we can unify. It shows we are unified tonight, but we need to press forward and continue the movement.”